CORONATION Street is ‘to recast Todd Grimshaw’ after Bruno Langley was axed from the role.
The Daily Star claims the character is set to make a sensational return to the Cobbles, three years after he went on the run.
Todd had to be written out of the ITV soap after Bruno, 37, was convicted of sexually assaulting two women in a bar in Manchester in 2017.
Viewers were told Todd had assaulted a police officer and “gone on the run” but now the Star claims casting have already started to find a new actor to play the popular character.
In recent months, the soap has dropped a couple of hints that Todd could be on his way back to Weatherfield.
His mum Eileen – played by Sue Cleaver – told Fiz earlier this year: “Every Mother’s Day or birthday it’s the same.
“I think this will be the time I hear from him but I never do of course.”
And vicar Billey Mayhew – who Todd had a relationship with – mentioned he was going to come face-to-face with “a blast from the past”.
Since being axed from the soap, Bruno has retrained as a professional portrait photographer.
He previously said of his new career: “I’m really happy being creative in this way.
“I’ve been taking time out to catch my breath, reassess what is important to me and to make myself a better person.”
Bruno played Todd in Coronation Street for 16 years before he admitted grabbing the crotches of two women in a nightclub in 2017 after a boozy night out.
Bruno was spared jail but was issued with a 12 month community order, an electronic tag and ordered to stick to a curfew as well as pay compensation to his victims.
HOAR Online has contacted a representative for Coronation Street for comment.