Who is Coronation Street icon Antony Cotton dating? Here’s everything you need to know

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Coronation Street icon Antony Cotton’s character, Sean Tully, is currently at the centre of a sales scam, and he’s being dragged deeper into it.

He’s set to be charmed by Rhydian as he flashes his lifestyle and fancy clothes and tells Sean he’s capable of the same success, and viewers have been left wondering whether Sean will be scammed or not.

When Antony isn’t play Sean on the cobbles, a part he’s played since 2003, he’s living a lovely life away from the fear of makeup scams, with long-term partner Peter Eccleston.

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Who is Antony Cotton’s partner Peter?

Antony, 45, and Peter met on the set of the Coronation Street as Peter worked as an assistant props buyer for the show.

While they’re not married, they exchanged rings in 2010, with a source telling the Mirror: “[Anthony] and Peter are so much in love.

"They have exchanged rings to show they are as good as a married couple, although they haven't had a civil ceremony."

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Opening up on his relationship in 2015, Antony said Peter brings out his “best side.”

He added: “We are an incredible team and Peter brings out my best side. He is always ­looking out for me and protecting me when we're out, while I look after him at home."

Opening up on their lives together, Antony added: “I hang up pictures, make pickled beetroot and buy plants. I bet people never thought I'd be practical.

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"Peter came home the other day and I was in my ­underwear and a pair of Ugg boots covered in soil and potting hydrangeas.

"I went to the supermarket to buy tea and came home with a car full of flowers. I spent 18 months ­turning a yard and stables and farm into an open-plan house.

"Well, actually, Peter's dad did – but I visited twice a day. Our house is our ­biggest ­extravagance in life.

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"We have a smallholding and rent it out. It's full of cattle. There were over 40 cows on my driveway this morning. It's our private haven."

In October of last year, Antony wished his other half a happy birthday, sharing a snap of a very happy Peter smiling with a cake in front of him.

Antony penned: “Him indoors on his birthday. Thanks to Asia at the @theivymanchester and @bambi1601 for looking after us as always. Heaven on a plate.”

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