Goodbye Hayley

Hayley Tamaddon is to say farewell to Weatherfield - as part of one of the dramatic plots which will be central to Corrie’s huge live episode week.

Details of the storyline are being kept under wraps but the door will be left open for a possible return in the future.

Hayley joined the show in late 2013 as a Andrea Beckett, a night school friend of Steve McDonald. Her obsession with Steve caused him problems with girlfriend Michelle, but Andrea soon caught the eye of Steve’s mate Lloyd Mullaney played by Craig Charles.

Watch Hayley's first scene below.

They started dating but Andrea had kept one important detail from lovestruck Lloyd - she was married with a grown up daughter!

Having overcome that obstacle and the fact that Lloyd’s daughter Jenna objected to the relationship the couple grew closer and Andrea moved into Lloyd’s flat.

Andrea and Lloyd

Hayley will start filming her exit storyline in July and will be on screen until September, she will be involved in the live episode being screened as part of ITV’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

Stuart Blackburn said:

“Hayley has brought real magic to the Corrie cobbles, funny, energetic, totally professional and a joy to be around as a friend and colleague alike she'll be sorely missed and I'd simply like to wish her all the very best for the future.”

Hayley said:

“I came into Corrie for 3 months and have stayed for 2 years! I will be so sad to leave, I have had the best two years of my life here, it really is one big family. Everyone looks out for each other and I’ve made some incredible friends.

“I am excited about my exit storyline and the fact that it is part of the live episode. Corrie has given me a great platform to hopefully go on to work on other dramas but I’d never rule out a return to Weatherfield as I love it so much.

“I am looking forward to what the future holds but in the meantime there is still plenty more to be done here.”

Sneak Peek: Monday

It's not long until the next episode of Coronation Street but if you can't wait until 8.30pm (we can't!) then here's a little tease of the first scene!

How's Jenny going to explain herself out of this one?

British Soap Awards: The Shortlist

The results are in and thanks to your overwhelming support Coronation Street is in the running for four British Soap Awards, as voted for by you - the fans!

Voted already? Don't worry, you can again and your previous vote will still be counted!

KEEP VOTING CORRIE

Nominees

The shortlisted nominees are:

Best Actress
Alison King (Carla Connor)

Best Actor
David Neilson (Roy Cropper)
Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald)

Best Soap
Coronation Street

Voting closes on Friday 15 May at 3pm, so what are you waiting for? VOTE CORRIE

Picture Previews: Mon 4 May - Fri 8 May

This week on the Street: Billy (and the rest of Weatherfield!) find out that Julie spoke to the papers, David is forced to take drastic measures and Steve gets a dog!

Will Billy be forced to make a difficult decision about his future?

David calls Gail from Liverpool, telling her he can't return home and risk losing Max.

But will Max be on board with the plan?

How will Callum react when he calls looking for his son?

Especially when Gail lets slip that David has taken their passports!

Jenny's True Colours

It's fair to say that Jenny's arrival on the Street may have rubbed some people up the wrong way, but are they right to be suspicious?

Sally Ann Matthews teases a darker turn in the story...

Despite Sophie's reservations Kevin is quite besotted with Jenny, however she seems to be enjoying her relationship with little Jack more than she is with him.

Then we see a very different side of her when Maria is on the receiving end of a right wallop!

Can anyone stop Jenny before she does something she shouldn't?

Previews: Friday 1st May

Tonight on Coronation Street...

7.30pm

Carla and Nick share a cheeky kiss!

Sophie tries to make amends with Jenny.
Erica turns up ready to drop a bombshell.
And, Sally becomes a street art aficionado.

8.30pm

Nick tells Carla Erica's news. How will she react?

Sinead stands up to overprotective Chesney.
Roy's pleased when the boys include him in their fun.
And, will Sally's artistic endeavours be short-lived?