Corrie actor Bruno Langley, who has played Todd Grimshaw on the soap on and off for 16 years, has today (November 28th) pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two women at a Manchester music venue last month.

The actor appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court this morning where he was told he may face a custodial sentence for groping two women, the BBC reports.

The court heard Langley had grabbed the crotch of one woman and touched the breasts and bottom of the other while drunk.

Langley can currently still be seen on screen on Coronation Street but he left the soap following an internal inquiry in October.

In a statement released at the time, Coronation Street confirmed that Bruno was "no longer contracted to the show".

Langley also confirmed he was leaving the show saying, "Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream.

"Playing the role of Todd Grimshaw since I was 17 years old has been a huge part of my life, and an absolute honour.

"I would like to thank all of my friends who work on the show for their love, friendship and support during this extremely difficult period."

Bruno first appeared on Coronation Street in 2001, with Todd being the show's first openly gay character. He left in 2004, but later rejoined as a regular in 2013 and is currently in a relationship with Vicar Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank).

Corrie bosses were forced to rewrite key scenes for the Christmas period and beyond following Langley's abrupt departure, with the actor's final episode set to air on Christmas Eve.