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Sean Wilson happy to be leaving Corrie

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Sean Wilson happy to be leaving Corrie
Sean Wilson, who plays Coronation Street's Martin Platt, thinks that the soap's producers have done him a favour by axing his character.

The actor has revealed that he hopes to prove his abilities by appearing in other television shows and films.

"I don't care, I have bigger fish to fry," Sean told the News of the World. "I've been fed up playing the same character for so long, I know I have more strings to my bow than the stereotypical soap role.

"What they don't realise is that when they told me they were getting rid of me, they did me a favour.

"My wings have been clipped, but no longer. It's not a question of maybe, I am going to try different stuff and I am going to prove to everybody that I am an actor."

He added, "People have always thought Sean Wilson is Martin Platt - and that's it. Now in two or three years people will be saying, 'Jesus Christ, we didn't realise he was that good'. That's what I want people to say."

Wilson has been involved in one of the soap's biggest storylines in recent months, as Martin's relationship with schoolgirl Katy Harris ended in tragedy. However, Sean admitted that the show's producers wanted Martin to become involved with a girl younger than Katy, but he refused to go ahead with the plot.

Wilson explained, "There was no major fall-out over the Katy plot, although they were thinking of a different story with a younger girl and I told them I didn't want to do that - it was a step too far for me." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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