There’s a new face in Coronation Street tonight, in the form of George Shuttleworth (Tony Maudsley).
He works as an undertaker and will likely play a major role in the investigation into the dead body retrieved from the canal.
His arrival this evening catches the eye of both Eileen Grimshaw (played by Sue Cleaver) and Mary Taylor (Patti Clare), prompting actor Tony to tease there could be a love triangle on the cards for his character.
Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday, Tony teased that an onslaught of potential romances could be tough for his character.
‘The thing is about George, he’s a nice, amicable guy and he doesn’t want to hurt anybody,’ the actor said.
Hinting that there could be as many as three women with a soft spot for George, Tony added: ‘Little did I know, there’s another name in the mix and there’s going to be three women chasing him by the sounds of it.’
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain earlier this year, actress Sue Cleaver implied that Tony Maudsley’s character George could be a potential love interest for Eileen Grimshaw.
She said: ‘We have Tony Maudsley who is joining us on Corrie, playing Archie Shuttleworth’s son, so who knows? Let’s see what he can bring to the party!’
Tony, 52, has also had roles in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Sleepy Hallow, and Vanity Fair.
The actor confirmed the news of his new role to his followers on Twitter in April this year, writing: ‘Yes I can indeed confirm this to be true. I’m chuffed to be staying at my @itv home and heading to Weatherfield and I for one, couldn’t be happier.
‘As a long time fan of @itvcorrie, I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of my favourite show. Here’s to the next exciting chapter.’
Tony was due to start filming his first scenes in April 2020 but was delayed due to Covid-19.
Comedian Roy Hudd passed away in March at the age of 83 following a short illness.
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