Daniel Brocklebank has signed a new Coronation Street contract, after being promised an exciting new storyline.

Daniel Brocklebank

Daniel Brocklebank

The 40-year-old actor has portrayed vicar Billy Mayhew on the cobbles since 2014, and the character looks set to remain in Weatherfield for another year after the star's latest deal.

He is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "I have just signed up for my seventh year on Corrie. It's fantastic.

"It's nice to get back to some normality."

Daniel is said to be staying on the cobbles after being promised some "exciting" and "juicy" storylines.

The star recently admitted he is "excited" by the character Todd Grimshaw's return to Weatherfield, after Gareth Pierce signed up to play the character.

When recently asked about Todd's comeback, Daniel said: "I'm so excited! Todd was absolutely the love of Billy's life, and it feels very unfinished from his point of view.

"Billy doesn't know why Todd upped and left him in the first place, so I reckon that he'll have a lot of questions for him."

Daniel also admits he thinks Gareth is the perfect person to take over the role following the termination of Bruno Langley's contract in 2017.

He explained: "I screen-tested with the actors who were auditioning to play Todd, and they were all great, although there was something special about Gareth.

"When we read together, the dialogue was flying off the page - there was something very Todd about his performance! When the bosses told me that Gareth had got the job, I was absolutely thrilled, and I can't wait to start filming with him."

Bruno Langley's Coronation Street contract was terminated when the actor was accused - and then found guilty of - sexually assaulting two women in a nightclub in Manchester, back in 2017. After pleading guilty to both charges, he received a 12-month community order, curfew and an electric tag, as well as being forced to pay compensation to the victims.

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