Coronation Street's Bruno Langley 'fired over sexual assault claims'

Coronation Street star Bruno Langley has had his contract with the ITV soap cancelled amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in a club last week.

The 34-year-old actor plays Todd Grimshaw in the show, but he has been written out as the police probe him on the claims.

Bruno’s contract has been ‘cancelled’. Copyright: [Getty]
Bruno’s contract has been ‘cancelled’. Copyright: [Getty]

Speaking to The Sun, an insider explained that Corrie bosses were struggling to reshoot scenes that his character is supposed to feature in, saying: “Crew were heard discussing using a body double.

“New scenes show Adam Barlow telling Ken that Todd has left Weatherfield with his young ward Summer.”

A spokesperson for the soap confirmed that Bruno’s contract had been terminated, saying in a statement: “Bruno Langley is no longer contracted to Coronation Street.”

Bruno, who joined the soap in 2001, has vehemently denied a woman’s claims that he acted inappropriately towards her in a Manchester nightclub, Band On The Wall.

The actor plays Todd Grimshaw in the ITV soap. Copyright: [ITV]
The actor plays Todd Grimshaw in the ITV soap. Copyright: [ITV]

The woman complained to ITV the day after the incident occured, with the company launching an internal investigation and it being believed that the police were not involved until a later date.

Speaking at the time, a source shared: “[Bruno] is very upset. This is devastating for him. A complaint has been received and is being taken very seriously.

“Bruno has been asked to give an account of what happened and that is being checked against the woman’s statement.

Bruno denies all of the allegations. Copyright: [Rex]
Bruno denies all of the allegations. Copyright: [Rex]

“He doesn’t even know what she is alleging beyond inappropriate conduct.”

The father-of-one thanked his friends for their support in a statement last night, saying: “I’d like to thank all of my friends who work on the show for their love, friendship and support during this extremely difficult period.”

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