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Sean Ward 'gutted' to leave 'Coronation Street'

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Sean Ward 'gutted' to leave 'Coronation Street'

Sean Ward is "gutted" to be leaving 'Coronation Street'.

The 26-year-old actor, who joined the soap last October, wasn't surprised when producers informed him his character Callum Logan would be dramatically murdered and buried under the cobbles by the Platt family during tonight's (23.09.15) live episode, but admits it feels "bittersweet."

Discussing his departure, he said: "It's bittersweet. I'm going to be gutted to leave 'Corrie,' but at the same time it's completely right for the character and as an actor that's the goal, that's what makes me happy.

"I got called up to a meeting with Stuart Blackburn, the producer. I thought I was in trouble! Then as soon as I walked into the room Stuart looked at me and said, 'I'm going to tell you straight away ­I'm going to kill him!' I was excited. Initially I didn't feel that upset. Just before the meeting I had started to think that they were maybe going to try and turn Callum good, and I really didn't want that because he's not got it in him to be good!"

Tonight viewers watched as drug-dealer Callum attacked Sarah-Louise Platt in her home before her sister-in-law Kylie dealt him a blow to the head with a wrench, killing him instantly. Kylie and husband David Platt then hid Callum's body in the garage manhole.

Sean relished the chance to play a villain and says it has given him more confidence about his acting ability.

He explained: "When I first started it was all about Callum's look. Now, I get comments on my acting ability, which is what it's all about for me. Coming from a place before Corrie where I'd lost my confidence as an actor, it's amazing to receive those sorts of messages.

"I would just love to continue acting and to continue to grow as a person as well as an actor. I've grown so much over this past year at 'Corrie,' and long may that continue. If I can carry on acting then I'll be a very happy man."