Charlie Condou has explained his decision to leave Coronation Street
The actor said that it was "getting too difficult" to spend time with his children in London, because of the long commute to film in Manchester.
Speaking to The Mirror
last week, he said: "It was just getting too difficult. Georgia is at an age now where she was saying, 'How long are you away for this week?' and 'When are you going to be back, daddy?'
"At my busiest I was getting home late on a Friday night and going back to Manchester on Sunday afternoon. I just wasn't getting that time with my kids."
Marcus will exit the soap later this year, and is currently involved in a storyline with Todd Grimshaw, who is flirting with him, despite Marcus's relationship with Maria.
Charlie said that the door will be "left open" for a future return.
Coronation Street airs on ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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