08/06/2015 07:53 BST | Updated 08/06/2015 08:59 BST

‘Strictly Come Dancing': ‘Coronation Street' Star Antony Cotton In Talks To Appear On New Series

Coronation Street’ star Antony Cotton is set to swap the cobbles for the dancefloor after being lined up for the new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.


The actor, who plays Sean Tully on the ITV soap, has already met with ‘Strictly’ bosses, according to reports.

The 39-year-old is a huge fan of the dancing competition and has made no secret of his desire to take part.

The only thing that could stand in his way is the fact he works for ITV, but ‘Corrie’ sources say bosses could grant him special dispensation because they love him so much.

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Antony Cotton

Antony and his partner, ‘Corrie’ props man Peter Eccelstone were regulars in the ‘Strictly’ audience when their friend Lisa Riley appeared on the show in 2012.

A ‘Corrie’ source told The Mirror: “Antony would be fabulous on Strictly and would be a massive ratings pull for them.

“He adores the show and there is no doubt he would love to be on it.

“When he was at Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s wedding he was asking people from the Beeb about it and kind of putting his hat in the ring to be a contestant.

“There were some Strictly people at the wedding who had become close to Mark when he was in it last year and they were chatting to Antony all about it.

“Back at Granada it was the gossip in the Green Room that he could be the shock star this year.

“It really would be ground-breaking for an active Corrie artist to take part in Strictly so it’s a wait and see situation."

Other stars already tipped to take part on this year’s ‘Strictly’ include former ‘X Factor’ winner Joe McElderry, TV presenter Adrian Chiles and former ‘This Morning’ hosts Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley.

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