Boys will be boys: Corrie's Antony Cotton gets into a Twitter war of words with co-star Jack P Shepherd after he slams his constant name-dropping
As a star of one of Britain's biggest soap operas and a stint in the jungle that saw him make new celebrity friends, he's bound to mention a few famous names every now and then.
But Corrie star Antony Cotton's name-dropping has caused him to face some serious ribbing from his co-stars.
So much so that he found himself engaging in a war of words with Jack P Shepherd on Twitter, after his co-star accused him of bragging about his celebrity friends.
Banter: Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd and Antony Cotton, seen here arriving back in Manchester after last week's NTAs, got into a Twitter war of words this weekend over Cotton's celebrity friends
Cotton, 36, who plays barman Sean Tully, came under fire from Shepherd, who plays bad boy David Platt, after he took to his Twitter page to write: 'RT this of you think @antonycotton is cringe on twitter! Haha.'
Shepherd, 24, was referring to the name-dropping by Cotton, who replied: '@JackPShepherd88 T'wat tweet do you
specifically refer, young Master Shepherd If you want to get shady then
I'll throw some shade…'
And he added: '@JackPShepherd88 I also presume you meant 'if' not 'of' #thickasayorkshirebrick.'
Banter: Antony's Twitter page on Saturday which was filled with cheap shots flying back and forth between him and Shepherd
Shepherd then said: 'that's it @antonycotton nice to see a bit of banter for a change instead of #LookAtMyFamousMates haha.'
Cotton retorted: 'It's one of the famous mates that's trying to sort you and your mrs out some contacts for festivals. I can always cancel…
'And realise you little irritant – you need the money more than me.'
Shepherd then wrote: 'That's not banter that's an insult, what has money got to do with being a #Cringe.'
Teasing: Jack P Shepherd took to his Twitter page to rib Cotton about his celebrity friends
Cotton and Shepherd's co-star Ryan Thomas, who plays Jason Grimshaw, then got involved by re-tweeting the banter, but Cotton soon told him off and wrote: 'And you @ryanjamesthomas have a lot of time on your hands now that my lovely friend @MarkWright_ has hoovered up all your PAs #needanewjob.'
But the spat was soon laughed off by the friends as Cotton took to his Twitter page once more and said: 'For those people gegging in – @JackPShepherd88 and @ryanjamesthomas are two of my favourite people in the whole world! x'
Antony appeared on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here at the end of last year and became really good friends with former TOWIE star Mark Wright, who tweets back and forth to him.
But it was his tweeting about stars such as Kylie, Simon Cowell and his jungle campmates that prompted Shepherd's teasing.
Celebrity friends: Antony got to know former TOWIE star Mark Wright when they appeared on I'm A Celebrity together