Corrie’s Daniel Brocklebank signs new contract amid Billy and Todd reunion

Coronation Street bosses are celebrating after tying down actor Daniel Brocklebank in a new contract that will keep him on the cobbles until 2021.

The actor, who plays vicar Billy Mayhew, has pledged to stay in the soap after ­being promised “exciting” and “juicy” plots.

Insiders say Daniel is the latest in a string of stars to sign on the dotted line.

Daniel revealed: “I have just signed up for my seventh year on Corrie. It’s fantastic. It’s nice to get back to some normality.”

Street favourites Andy Whyment, who plays ­lovable Kirk Sutherland, and Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) both recently announced they had signed new contracts.

Bosses were known to be desperate to keep Daniel on the show because he is about to get involved in an ­explosive storyline – the return of his ex, Todd Grimshaw.

The character is returning to Weatherfield after almost three years away, with him now played by newcomer Gareth Pierce.

The actor is set to make his debut in the soap this autumn and will take over the part previously played by Bruno Langley, who held the role for 16 years until his departure in 2017.

Gareth said: “I’m thrilled to be joining such an iconic show, and to have been entrusted with taking Todd forward into some really exciting storylines.”

Earlier in the year, Corrie bosses said new mum Brooke Vincent had been given “as long as she needs” before ­deciding on her soap future.

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

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