It has been confirmed that Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou has signed a new contract with the soap.

Condou plays Marcus Dent on the Street and he confirmed on Twitter that he has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the show. He tweeted yesterday "Thanks for messages today, I'm obviously very pleased to have signed my new Corrie contract. Lots of stories planned."

Yesterday The Mirror claimed that Condou did not get on well with Corrie co-star Anthony Cotton, who plays his former on-screen partner Sean Tully. The report quoted a source as saying "It is an open secret that Antony and Charlie do not see eye to eye. They are both very different people and whereas Antony is quite showbizzy, Charlie is quite quiet and down to earth. They simply rub each other up the wrong way."

A spokesperson for the show told Digital Spy that the pair have "a great professional relationship on set."