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Corrie's Charlie: 'Marcus sleeps with Maria!"

Corrie's Charlie: 'Marcus sleeps with Maria!"
Corrie's Charlie: 'Marcus sleeps with Maria!"

Coronation Street's Charlie Condou reveals to Soaplife how Marcus and Maria take their kissing game further - in fact, all the way into bed! The loving between Marcus and Maria actually starts with a fight, doesn't it? "Yes. Marcus finds out Maria talked Aiden out of taking a job in London and gets really angry because he feels like she's interfering. But I think his anger is also based on the fact that Marcus knows deep down that his relationship with Aiden is not right for him." How does Maria explain herself? "They have a big row about it and Maria eventually admits that she did it because she's in love with Marcus. This really takes him by surprise and I think he realises that he can't deny his feelings for her either. They fall into each other's arms and have a very passionate embrace." And then they end up in bed together! "They get taken over by the emotions of the moment and one thing leads very quickly to another! The next day is a big shock for both of them." Is this the first time Marcus has slept with a woman? "Yes, absolutely. He says in one of the later scenes that he has never cheated on anyone before and has certainly never slept with a woman before." Is Marcus in love with Maria? "He thinks he is, but he's incredibly confused. It's like everything in his life has been turned upside-down, like everything he has ever known about himself is suddenly in question and it doesn't feel nice." Is that why Marcus says he'll leave with Aiden? "I think he's just doing a classic running away from the situation. Marcus thinks that if he chooses this path he can continue to be the happy-go-lucky guy he has always been." But Maria begs him to stay... "Marcus decides the best thing to do is to tell her that she should forget about him because he's gay. But when Aiden arrives at the flat to pick him up he realises that he just can't leave and that Aiden is the wrong person for him." And that means? "And that means there are troublesome times ahead!"

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.