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Charlie Condou: 'Coronation Street exit is for my family'

2014-02-18
Charlie Condou plays Marcus Dent Coronation Street-1412428Charlie 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. > ‘Coronation Street’: Les Dennis is Gail Platt’s new love interest > ‘Coronation Street’ star Kym Marsh plots pop comeback