Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:27 am
"But this isn't the last you've heard of Michelle Connor!"
Kym Marsh has announced that she will be taking a break from Coronation Street.
The actress has been playing the role of Michelle Connor on the ITV soap for over a decade, but has decided it is time to bow out... for a while.
She said: "When I was lucky enough to be offered four episodes I could never in my wildest dreams have thought I’d be here 13 years later.
"It's been an incredibly difficult decision but it feels like the right time for me to explore some other roles.
“But 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 show's executive producer John Whiston added: "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 understand that, after dedicating herself to the show for so long she now fancies trying something else."
It's not yet clear how or when Kym will be written out of the show, but she's expected to still be on screens until later in the year.
Coronations Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.