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Todd Grimshaw
Occupation Radio Controller for Street Cars
Born 13th January 1985
Residence 11 Coronation Street
Mother Eileen Grimshaw
Sibling(s) Jason Grimshaw (half brother)
Children Billy Platt (2004)
First appearance 14th January 2001
Duration 2001-2004, 2007, 2011, 2013 to present
Number of appearances 434 (as of Episode 8355)
Played by Bruno Langley

Todd James Grimshaw is the youngest son of Eileen Grimshaw and half-brother of Jason. His family moved to Coronation Street, Weatherfield, where Todd planned to sit his A-Levels, but ended up getting involved with teenage mum Sarah Platt. He later came out as gay, breaking Sarah's heart, and left the Street for university.

Todd visited a couple of times, for his brother Jason's wedding to Sarah as best man, and visited at Easter 2011 with his rich boyfriend Jools Creme, where Todd became embarrassed by the Street he once lived on. He returned back home in 2013 when he had lost his job as a law clerk and also got in debt with a previous partner.

BiographyEdit

1985-2004: Coming outEdit

Todd was born in 1985 to Eileen Grimshaw. He has an older brother Jason and moved to Coronation Street in 2001. He planned to sit his A-Levels, but instead fell for teenage Sarah Platt, who already had a young daughter, Bethany. Much to Eileen's dismay, Todd decided not to go to University and began a relationship with Sarah instead. Sarah fell pregnant with Todd's child, and her second and they even planned on getting married, but Todd began to question his own sexuality. He had feelings for Sarah's older brother Nick, and attempted to kiss him when Nick closed his eyes, which ended up startling him. Nick remained suspicious and told Sarah, but Todd managed to make up an excuse that it was just a drunken moment, which she accepted.

But he began to have feelings for a gay nurse Karl Foster, and they embarked in a relationship and slept with each other in Sarah's bed. Karl later left him when Todd refused to break up with Sarah, as Karl was just his bit on the side. He later confesses to Sarah about his sexuality, which later causes her to go into a premature labour. She gives birth to their son, Billy, but he later died in hospital. This caused conflict between the Platts and the Grimshaws, particularly between Sarah's mother Gail, and Todd's mother Eileen who both actually had a row in the Street - the pair had to be separated. Todd returned back to his studies, and after catching Sarah in bed with his brother Jason, Todd ended up slapping Sarah (despite the fact he'd had the affair in the first place). After being offered a place at Oxford, he left Coronation Street.

2004-2013: Years awayEdit

When Jason was due to marry Sarah in October 2007, Todd received an invitation (which was actually sent by Sarah's scheming brother David). He turned up for Jason's stag party and although everyone (especually Sarah and Gail) were shocked, they eventually all made up and Todd was Jason's best man at the wedding. In 2011, Todd began dating his rich boyfriend Jools Creme, and went to visit Eileen on Easter Sunday but when they had a drink at the Rovers, Eileen started embarrassing Todd by becoming drunk and accidently smashing a glass. Eileen apologised to Todd and who returned to London shortly afterwards.

2013-: Back homeEdit

In November 2013 Todd had contacted Eileen to say he was coming home. A couple of days later he turns up, but it turned out that Todd had been in debt to a man named Alex Hughes who Todd borrowed money from for a 'holiday' but did a runner. Eileen paid off Alex to leave. By this point, Todd was also separated from Jools.

Eileen got Todd a job working at Street Cars on the switch. During one of his shifts Todd used the opportunity to do some moonlighting when taking a care without Lloyd Mullaney's permission, but Todd made up an excuse he had to move the car due to a lorry. When Todd found out from Marcus Dent that his Aunt Julie Carp's boyfriend Brian Packham had taken a job in Wales despite Julie wanting to adopt children he informed her, which later led to the couple's separation.

Todd ends up falling for Marcus Dent, who is in a relationship with Maria Connor. Todd tries to kiss Marcus but is caught by Eileen. Todd gets Marcus' phone number. When Todd visits Marcus, they kiss and they sleep together. Marcus feels guilty about it but still sleeps with Todd. But when they slept together again for the third time, they are caught by Maria and Audrey Roberts. Maria ends her and Marcus' relationship, in which Marcus blames Todd.

Background informationEdit

  • In 2004, Bruno Langley quit the role of Todd after playing the character for three years to pursue other roles. He had however returned for two guest stints, once for a few weeks in 2007 as part of Jason's wedding to Sarah. Todd was introduced for a one-off appearance during an Easter Special which saw him with his new rich boyfriend Jools. In November 2013 the character returned full time.
  • Todd was the first gay character in Coronation Street, and him kissing Nick Tilsley was said to be the first ever gay kiss on the show even though Nick was oblivious about it since he was asleep when it happened. It had also received complaints.

QuotesEdit

"Did somebody say fat? Oh, hi Dennis." (First line)

"You owe me one bacon sarnie!" (Todd to Jason after Jason stole and ate Todd's bacon sandwich)

See alsoEdit


Current characters
Dennis Tanner | Ken Barlow | Emily Bishop | Rita Tanner | Peter Barlow | Deirdre Barlow | Gail McIntyre | Tracy Barlow | Audrey Roberts | Nick Tilsley | Kevin Webster | Sally Webster | Liz McDonald | Steve McDonald | David Platt | Norris Cole | Sophie Webster | Roy Cropper | Leanne Tilsley | Tyrone Dobbs | Dev Alahan | Eileen Grimshaw | Maria Connor | Kirk Sutherland | Jason Grimshaw | Todd Grimshaw | Fiz Stape | Tony Stewart | Simon Barlow | Sean Tully | Chesney Brown | Amy Barlow | Lloyd Mullaney | Aadi Alahan | Asha Alahan | Michelle Connor | Carla Barlow | Marcus Dent | Tina McIntyre | Julie Carp | Anna Windass | Gary Windass | Mary Taylor | Liam Connor Jr. | Izzy Armstrong | Owen Armstrong | Katy Armstrong | Kylie Platt | Max Turner | Jack Webster | Hope Stape | Faye Windass | Eva Price | Beth Tinker | Craig Tinker | Joseph Brown | Rob Donovan | Ruby Soames | Jenna Kamara | Tim Metcalfe | Steph Britton | Sinead Tinker | Jake Windass | Lily Platt | Kal Nazir | Andrea Beckett | Maddie Heath | Sharif Nazir | Luke Britton
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