Following the Motor Neurone diagnosis of his character on Coronation Street, Gareth Pierce has spoken out about how he feels about saying goodbye to actor Peter Ash. Todd Grimshaw will play a significant role in the plot later this year, the soap opera star stated.
Viewers of Coronation Street were devastated to learn that Paul Foreman (played by Peter Ash) had been diagnosed with MND earlier this year.
Fans of the ITV programme can anticipate that the actor will eventually depart the serial opera because there is presently no cure for the illness.
Despite Paul’s best efforts to keep his illness a secret from his loved ones, they recently learned the details in heartbreaking scenes.
One of them was Todd Grimshaw (Gareth Pierce), who would play a significant part in the plot later on this year.
As parents in Summer Spellman’s (Harriet Bibby) life, Todd, Paul, and his partner Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) all play a part.
Although the exact day that Peter will depart Weatherfield is unknown, actor Gareth remarked on how he’ll feel after he’s gone forever.
I’m truly going to miss Peter, he said. He is a fantastic performer, and I have no doubt that he will do many more truly wonderful things.That kind of plot is only given to you if the programmers genuinely like you.
“That’s the difficult aspect about it. It goes without saying that Peter will leave the show given the direction the plot will take.
But he’ll be departing on such a high, and when he leaves, I believe he’ll find tonnes of other employment.
The actor said that ITV viewers will see him as Todd’s supporter during his MND journey now that the feud between Paul and Todd has been resolved.
He continued, “Todd is being a little more introspective now that we’ve passed that and moved past [their feud].”
He may be beginning to discover that he is not always the centre of attention as he gains a little more perspective on life.
Actor Peter Ash addressed the fan response to the plot after receiving a barrage of positive feedback for bringing MND to light.
It’s been great, it really has, he stated in a statement to Express.co.uk. Everyone has been wonderful. Actually, it’s rather overwhelming.
You are aware that you should get communications from people who have lost loved ones and who are now caring for loved ones who have MND.It’s really something, and I appreciate everyone’s warm words thus far.
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