Strange set of photos to use, one features a character who left about a year ago, and aren't the other two from Betty Driver's funeral?
As for Anthony Cotton being "popular with fans", I've never heard anybody say they like him.
I certainly don't like him. I think he's overused and overrated and he can't act to save his life.
His attitude makes me dislike him even more and I get the impression on the Corrie set he thinks he's something he's not.