Gareth Pierce becomes the second actor to play the character who was last seen on the cobbles almost three years ago and was previously played by Bruno Langley for 16 years.
Runaway Todd Grimshaw will first be seen back on our screens this autumn, but the seeds of his return will be sown next week on 19th August when a letter arrives in the post from the ex solicitor asking for money.
With Eileen away in Thailand, visiting her other son Jason, the letter is opened by Mary and Sean who break the news to Todd’s former partner Vicar Billy Mayhew. The trio then embark on a manhunt to try and track him down.
The last time viewers saw Todd was in late 2017 when he fled Weatherfield with Billy’s goddaughter Summer after her grandmother Geraldine attempted to gain custody of the girl. When they were tracked down by the police, Todd assaulted a police officer and ran off on his own.
Where has Todd been hiding, why does he need the cash and why doesn’t he want to be found? The letter starts months of intrigue and mystery until Todd finally breaks cover, much to the relief of mum and friends.
Gareth is best known for his roles as Lenny Mack in Sky One's Stella and Gavin Moss in The Archers. He also starred in Ordinary Lies and Hinterland for BBC.
Speaking about joining the soap 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. It’s an honour to be part of the dedicated Coronation Street team in such unprecedented times.”
Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV