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Antony Cotton calls for more comedy on Coronation Street

Antony Cotton calls for more comedy on Coronation Street
Antony Cotton calls on Coronation Street to return to its comedy roots.

Antony Cotton has appeared to criticise Coronation Street for having too many "issue-based" storylines.

The actor, who has played Sean Tully since 2003, called on the soap to return to its comedy roots and introduce long-running plotlines "that aren't issue-based".

"We used to do stories when I first joined the show in 2003 that were belly-laugh brilliant," Cotton told the Daily Star.

"They weren't based on any agenda or issue. I don't want to do an agenda storyline where we think about the rights and wrongs of something.

"I would like to see long-runners that aren't issue-based, that aren't to do with death, that aren't to do with illness.

"Things are shorter nowadays because people have shorter memories because they are easily distracted. I think we should go back to an element of long-runners as a whole."

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.


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