Corrie's Antony Cotton to get a new co-star – his mum

Coronation Street regular Antony Cotton has announced that the cobbles is to get a new star - his mum.

The actor who plays Sean Tully in the ITV soap revealed the news that his real-life mum Enid Dunn would be joining him at work on Twitter.

He wrote: "So. My @itvcorrie news. My lovely mum is coming in to play a fun character for a handful of eps. Well done mum! x"

He also commented on tweets from followers congratulating his family, saying: "Very excited to have her in Weatherfield again!"

Enid has appeared in Coronation Street three times before in bit parts. She had worked as a seamstress, but recently took up acting with the support of Antony, who plays a factory machinist and part-time barman in the soap.

Antony had previously hinted at the news, tweeting: "Had the best day ever yesterday, for various reasons. One was Corrie related certainly, but I'm waiting to see if I can talk about it..."


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