Coronation Street preps HUGE stunt for dramatic storyline – and it’ll take weeks to film

Coronation Street are set to film a huge six week-stunt as part of a new dramatic storyline,

According to cobbles star Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, the massive storyline was so controversial, the producers had to email the cast to make sure they were happy to go ahead with it.

And it will be a major storyline which will involve at least "a dozen" of the cast – but centering around Sean.

Antony told The Sun : "It’s the beginning of a very big stunt which is going to take weeks to film.

“It’s related to me. There’s one outcome but a dozen of us involved."

Coronation Street preps HUGE stunt for dramatic storyline - and it'll take weeks to film

Sean has struggled with homelessness last year
(Image: ITV)

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The star was also asked if the stunt will be related to the controversial storyline, to which he replied: "So that’s what we’re starting and it’s going to take the best part of six weeks.

“We’re doing bits of it at Corrie and bits of it outside.”

Antony spoke out about the shock storyline at the end of last year, admitting the producers emailed the whole cast to check it over with them.

He told BANG Showbiz: "We’ve had a good year, we’ve got lots coming up, we are about to start filming a very big storyline in the new year, lots of us are involved.

Coronation Street preps HUGE stunt for dramatic storyline - and it'll take weeks to film

He was beaten by thugs in a public toilet
(Image: ITV)

Coronation Street preps HUGE stunt for dramatic storyline - and it'll take weeks to film

Sean befriended a prostitute called Carol on the streets
(Image: ITV)

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"I’ve had an email today about something I can’t talk about, about if anybody has concerns with certain things that might happen then we need to talk about them now, that’s starting as soon as we get back."

The soap recently saw their showrunner Kate Oates depart the cobbles, after some fans were concerned the storylines featured in Weatherfield were "too dark."

Emmerdale’s former showrunner Iain MacLeod took over from Kate, after storylines such as male rape and suicide, as well as the horrific return of Pat Phelan, were deemed to be outside of the soap’s lighter storylines.

Coronation Street preps HUGE stunt for dramatic storyline - and it'll take weeks to film

His ex Billy the vicar came to help him in the end
(Image: ITV)

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And Sean himself went through some tricky patches last year, when he was made homeless and forced to live in a tent in a park, during which time he was brutally beaten up by thugs.

But what could it be that will potentially cost Sean – and a dozen other characters – their lives in one of the most controversial storylines yet?

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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