When you visit your local bingo hall for a game or two with friends / family, sometimes you might find yourself in for a treat. At the Beacon Bingo hall in South Street, Ilkeston on Saturday 31st March that treat was bingo being called by a Coronation Street star.
The actor Antony Cotton, best known for playing barman Sean Tully in the popular ITV soap, took to the podium for a little bingo calling.
Meet And Greet At Beacon Bingo
As well as calling numbers for a game or two, Antony also greeted guests, posed for pictures and signed autographs with regulars and fans of the soap who had visited Beacon Bingo especially.
The manager of the Beacon Bingo venue, Andrew Collier, spoke to the Ilkeston advertiser and was reported to have said
We couldn’t miss this opportunity. It was really great to have Antony at our venue. Staff and customers alike were all in a fantastic mood and a superb time was had by all.
It was wonderful to see both regulars and new customers having a wonderful time. The event was a massive success. This just goes to show that if you are looking for an exciting bingo experience, Beacon Bingo in Ilkeston is the place to be!
About Antony Cotton
Antony’s early career saw him appear in the likes of Queer as Folk and Absolutely Fabulous before he made his debut on the Coronation Street cobbles in 2003.
However, that was for just one episode, he went full-time on the show in 2004 and won a National Television award for his part as Sean Tully the following year.
Antony has also been on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and Dancing on Ice more recently. In 2007 to 2008 he also hosted his own chat show.