Fans of Coronation Street, we’ve got some bad news for you. Actress Kym Marsh has decided to leave the soap after 13 years.
The soap star who plays Michelle Connor in the popular British soap confirmed the surprising news in a statement.
The actress admitted it wasn’t an easy decision to make. She revealed: “When I was lucky enough to be offered four episodes on Coronation Street I could never in my wildest dreams have thought I'd be here 13 years later.”
She continued: “It's been an incredibly difficult decision but it feels like the right time for me to take a break from the show and explore some other roles.”
She reassured fans that this isn’t the end for her character Michelle: “This isn't the last you've heard of Michelle Connor, she'll be back! I can't wait to see what the writers have in store for the future."
The actress is set to become a grandmother in the coming months. Her 21-year-old daughter Emilie is pregnant with her first child so many believe Kym will be taking a break from the show to focus on her family.
“kym marsh is leaving corrie”— (@carlasbarlow) February 24, 2019
The executive producer of Coronation Street John Whiston praised the actress: "Kym has done a fantastic job. She has brought incredible heart and humanity to some hugely important stories. We will be really sad to lose her when she goes but totally understands that, after dedicating herself to the show for so long she now fancies trying something else."
Will you be sad to see her go?