Todd Grimshaw exits Corrie as Bruno Langley’s final scenes air

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Bruno Langley has officially left Coronation Street after his final scenes aired.

The actor departed the ITV soap following accusations of sexual assault and later pleaded guilty to groping two women in a Manchester nightclub.

He was given a 12-month community order at Manchester Magistrates’ Court last month for sexually molesting women while drunk.

Ex-Coronation Street star Bruno Langley (centre) leaves Manchester Magistrates’ Court, where he was given a 12-month community order for sexually molesting women in a club while drunk (Peter Powell/PA)

The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault after admitting grabbing the crotch of his victims.

Langley, from Altrincham, Cheshire, left the ITV soap in the wake of the allegations but his final scenes were not shown until Friday night.

His character, Todd Grimshaw, was seen driving away from the Cobbles in a hurry with adopted daughter Summer Spellman in the pre-festive episode.

Langley joined Corrie in 2001 and was the show’s first openly gay character.

In court he was sentenced to a 12-month community order, including a 40 days rehabilitation activity, a 12-week, 7am to 7pm curfew order, ordered to pay £250 to each of his two victims and must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for the next five years.

ITV confirmed Friday’s episode was his last.

Announcing his departure in October, Langley said playing Todd was an “absolute honour”.

He has also had roles in Doctor Who, Dalziel And Pascoe and several theatrical productions.

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