Coronation Street’s Martin Platt may have left the cobbles long ago, but in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, the actor who played him discussed a possible return.
Martin Platt (played by Sean Wilson) left Coronation Street with his new girlfriend Robyn in November 2005. His son David (Jack P Shepherd) was devastated by Martin’s decision and they didn’t speak for some time, but luckily, they reconciled before he left. He later returned to the ITV soap in 2018 when David went through a traumatic storyline.
Sean first joined Coronation Street in 1985 as an 18-year-old who had left school and had taken a job at the cafe managed by Gail Tilsley (Helen Worth).
Five years later, when Gail had been widowed, Martin and Gail struck up a romance and they later went on to have children together.
Sean left the cobbles in 2005 but returned some years later when Martin’s son, David went through a harrowing rape storyline.
The actor has taken a step back from acting since, and in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Sean addressed whether he would ever return.
There were stories about Sean’s departure in 2018 and a specific plot line.
Well, I made it clear when I returned in 2018 that I wouldn’t be able to move forward with any sort of editorial improvement in my circumstance, he remarked.
Later, he continued, “You know what? Even when the character returned in 2018, people still adored him.
“The powers that be” decide.
Sean continued, when asked if he would ever consider acting again in general: “Yeah, we’re always looking for acting jobs.
“And I would have been working for years if I wanted to go on tour around the UK 12 times a year.
But I don’t want to spend the entire year away from home.
“You don’t come back with very much after paying for digs and travel,” the speaker said.
Sean’s career has completely changed since leaving Corrie as he not only became a successful chef but also fell in love with cheese.
Recently, the former soap opera star published a new book in which he discussed his love of dairy products.
The Martin Platt actor said of his new book, “Cheddar Gorged was a title I came up with.
I have, of course, judged cheese competitions around the world for the past 14 or so years.
“I therefore began with some poetry. Instead of bombarding readers with a ton of technical details, I started with a poem that expresses my thoughts on cheddar in exact terms.
“That’s how I started reading the book, and the poem’s conclusion pretty much explains that there are four stages of cheese that correspond to the four stages of life.
You realize you’re reading a different kind of cheddar book all of a sudden.
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