Sean Wilson ready to stay on Corrie
13 March 2018 - 4:00 PM

Sean Wilson ready to stay on Corrie

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Sean Wilson wants to make a more permanent return to "Coronation Street" return.

The 52-year-old actor - who is now a professional cheesemaker - will soon be seen back in the ITV soap as his character Martin Platt for the first time since departing Weatherfield in 2005 following a 20-year stint on the cobbles.

Martin makes a reappearance as his on-screen son David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) seeks his help as he tries to deal with the emotional turmoil of being raped by mechanic Josh Tucker - portrayed by newcomer Ryan Clayton.

Sean admits it was exciting to be back on the show and he's keen to extend his run on the Weatherfield cobbles because of Martin's history in the street.

He told BANG Showbiz: "I'd definitely be up for it [coming back]. Definitely up for it ... I think as time has gone by since October - which is when it was first brought to me - I had lots of thinking time and my character has so many connections. He has so many connections that if you were to put all the characters within the show around Martin in the middle, with a line diagram, how many connections would he have? Probably about 25 different connections with people and they're all good connections in my opinion. Eye-to-eye, good and friendly or he used to have relationships with people years ago so there's so much depth there. Editorially it would have to be thought about and whether they act upon it is completely up to the powers that be."

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When Sean left "Coronation Street" he was unhappy with a storyline he had been given which saw his alter ego Martin embark on a relationship with an underage girl.

Sean still believes he made the right decision to go because he felt as though it was a moral issue for him but he's delighted to have come back and thinks the "Corrie" set is now a wonderfully positive place.

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He said: "This is the first time I've been asked back. I didn't really know what I felt about it before the scripts arrived.

"It's been great, lots of things have changed. There was a juxtapose of editorial thoughts at the time [I left] and I morally felt that I had to stand very, very firm on the decision that I made and I think we all know what went on there. There came a parting of ways but things move on, especially in showbusiness, and maybe the people that were in charge have moved on. They've all split and gone elsewhere in show business so this has come around and you know what, before I stepped into the building, I thought the scripts were ace, which I was pleasantly surprised with because Martin's not been there for 12 years and it might just take the writers a while to get to know the character again. but clearly not. And there's a real positivity about the place and there's been a real warmth from me. I walked on to the set on my first day with Jack in the salon and it was as if I've been in a coma for 12 years and I just walked onto the set and I just did the scene and it was nice and easy. It was creatively warm between Jack and myself. Perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better way to come back so I'm really pleased. I questioned myself before I walked into the building but I've been really pleased with the way it's all turned around."

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