Corrie star Sean Wilson announces huge career change almost 20 years after quitting the ITV soap

Sean Wilson wants to make a documentary about cheese credit:Bang Showbiz
Sean Wilson wants to make a documentary about cheese credit:Bang Showbiz

Sean Wilson wants to make a documentary about cheese.

The 58-year-old actor played Martin Platt on the ITV1 soap opera 'Coronation Street' from 1985 until 2005 but later set up the Saddleworth Cheese Company and is interested in fronting a television programme about the dairy product.

He told The Daily Star newspaper: "I've got an idea for a documentary about my cheese business and I’ve got an idea for a series where I go to inner-city communities where people are struggling, and then get to know people. I’ve had conversations with a producer and Discovery Channel are looking at some proposals which I’ve put together. There are loads of ideas flying around

The former soap star previously explained that cheese is his "passion" in life as he explained the kind of cheeses he makes as part of the business.

Speaking on 'The Graham Norton Radio Show', he said: "Cheese is my passion, and I make Lancashire cheeses, so they're very much under the banner of territorial cheeses, which then takes you to the history of British cheese. We have Lancashire, Cheshire, Wensleydale, Stilton, double Gloucester and your single Gloucester and then Cheddar. They're Britain's oldest cheeses."

Earlier this year, Sean explained he would be open to a return to 'Coronation Street' although the writers don't appear to have shown any interest but explained how his time on the soap opera eventually led to his current passion.

He told the Manchester Evening News newspaper: "I made it clear that I could be turned but now it's 2023 and nothing has happened.

"The writers decided to send me to New Zealand so maybe they're trying to tell me something. When I worked on 'Corrie' I had my own pad and I was lucky enough to be friends with chefs through 'Coronation Street' and I learned about cheeses, which started in France."