Coronation Street fans slam new Todd Grimshaw actor for looking 'nothing like' disgraced Bruno Langley in soap debut
CORONATION Street fans have moaned about Todd Grimshaw's 'face transplant' after the character made his big return to the soap.
Todd make his hotly-anticipated comeback to the cobbles on Friday night and is now being played by actor Gareth Pierce.
Gareth was recast as Todd after original and now-disgraced actor Bruno Langley was sacked from the ITV1 soap for groping two women.
But viewers have complained that Gareth looks completely different to the character they previously knew.
One tweeted: "Unrecognisable… the face transplant went well then #Todd #Corrie."
Another added: "Has Todd had a facelift and Botox.."
A third wrote: "Well I’m glad Eileen recognised Todd …. coz no one here did. #corrie."
A fourth complained: "The new Todd on #Corrie so funny he looks so unlike the original he may as well have been blonde!
"My goodness casting peeps we’re not stupid."
Gareth was announced as the 'new' Todd by Corrie bosses in August.
It came after original actor Bruno was fired three years ago for groping two women by the crotch and breasts on a boozy night out in Manchester.
Bruno had starred in the soap as Todd for 17 years.
Todd's return to Weatherfield had been highly anticipated by fans as a result, with Gareth making his debut appearance on Friday October 9, 2020.
Viewers watched as shocked Eileen Grimshaw found a note that led her to a warehouse, where she was confronted by her son – now played by Gareth.
Just minutes earlier during the hour-long episode, police had told the horrified mum they had found a body that they believed to be Todd's.
While at the warehouse, the pair were left facing immediate danger after a mystery man – who is known to Todd – turned up and threatened them, proving that his life is still embroiled in trouble.
Once out of harms' way, Todd tried to convinced Eileen to go and identify the dead body and tell police it was him.
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