Corrie to rewrite storylines after Bruno Langley drop

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

Coronation Street will have to rewrite storylines to explain Todd Grimshaw's absence following Bruno Langley being dropped by the soap.

It was confirmed this weekend that Coronation Street had parted ways with the actor, with a representative confirming that Bruno is no longer contracted to the show.

In past cases of an actor being let go from a soap, their character is usually abruptly written off-screen, as we saw with the departures of Marc Anwar and Chris Fountain, however Digital Spy understands that in Bruno's case the character's already-filmed scenes will air as planned, with Todd's final appearance expected to be on Christmas Eve.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

It's understood that Bruno was working on the soap's Christmas storyline when Coronation Street initially launched an inquiry into the actor, at which point Bruno stopped filming new scenes.

Following Bruno's departure, any storyline that Todd Grimshaw was involved in is likely to be rewritten to account for his absence – and as soaps tend to write their storylines months in advance, that means scripts for episodes going into the first few months of next year will need reworking.

Bruno himself confirmed he'd parted ways with the soap in a statement released to Digital Spy today (October 29).

"Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream," the statement read.

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Photo credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

"Playing the role of Todd Grimshaw since I was 17 years old has been a huge part of my life, and an absolute honour. I would like to thank all of my friends who work on the show for their love, friendship and support during this extremely difficult period.

"I will make a further statement in due course, and when I am able to do so."

The inquiry followed recent reports that the actor is facing an allegation of sexual assault against a woman in a nightclub, and a source for the soap told us that their inquiry was independent to any police investigation. Langley has denied the claims.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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