10 August 2020 10:39
Coronation Street has announced that Gareth Pierce will play the recast role of Todd Grimshaw when he returns. Todd, will first be seen back on Coronation Street in the autumn but the seeds of his return are sown next week (August 19th) when a letter arrives in the post from the ex solicitor asking for money. With Eileen away in Thailand, visiting her other son Jason, the letter is opened by Mary and Sean who break the news to Todd's former partner Vicar Billy Mayhew. The trio then embark on a manhunt to try and track him down. The last time viewers saw Todd was in late 2017 when he fled Weatherfield with Billy's goddaughter Summer after her grandmother Geraldine attempted to gain custody of the girl.
When they were tracked down by the police, Todd assaulted a police officer and ran off on his own. Advertisement Where has Todd been hiding, why does he need the cash and why doesn't he want to be found? The letter starts months of intrigue and mystery until Todd finally breaks cover, much to the relief of mum and friends. Welsh born Gareth Pierce is the second actor to be cast as Todd Grimshaw, the role was previously played for 16 years by Bruno Langley. Gareth is best known for his roles as Lenny Mack in Sky 1's Stella and Gavin Moss in The Archers. He also starred in Ordinary Lies and Hinterland for BBC. Gareth said: 'I'm thrilled to be joining such an iconic show, and to have been entrusted with taking Todd forward into some really exciting storylines. It's an honour to be part of the dedicated Coronation Street team in such unprecedented times.' Bruno Langley was written out of the role immediately after committing and later admitting to sexual assaults. Todd has been mentioned by mum Eileen (Sue Cleaver) a number of times since his departure, particulary when Pat Phelan made it seem like he had him hostage. If you've got a soap or TV story, video or pictures get in touch by emailing us [email protected] – we'd love to hear from you. Join the community by leaving a comment below and stay updated on all things soaps at our homepage. Advertisement Advertisement