A seventh Coronation Street exit has been confirmed within three months as Lucy Fallon has announced her decision to quit the role of Bethany Platt after four years in the show. She is due to leave next year amid a ‘brilliant’ story.
Lucy’s exit comes in the wake of the departures of Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh), Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill), Faye Brookes (Kate Connor), Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia), Gina Seddon (Connie Hyde) with Katie McGlynn also expected to leave her role as Sinead Tinker.
It is generally unprecedented for so many high profile exits to be announced but Faye, Tristan, Lucy and Katie have all been reported as leaving the soap in the same week.
Producer Iain Macleod said: ‘Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. She is an amazing performer and has been at the centre of some huge stories for us during her time on the show.
‘I have no doubt that her stellar career will continue beyond the cobbles and would like to wish her all the best in whatever she does next – starting with the brilliant final chapter of Bethany’s story!’
Lucy Fallon said: ‘After the most incredible four years, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave Coronation Street at the end of my contract in 2020. It’s hard to put into words how much this show means to me.
‘I’ve made lifelong friends with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry, I’ve had some terrific and immensely important storylines and I’ve laughed with the best people everyday. I’m so thankful to Iain and everyone at Coronation Street, I owe everything to them and I will miss them greatly.’
Her exit storyline is to be confirmed.
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