Coronation Street have today confirmed that Debbie Rush is to leave her role as Anna Windass at the end of the year.
Debbie joined the cast as long suffering Anna in 2008 and has been at the centre of some of the show’s biggest storylines during her 9 years in the show.
A spokesperson for the show said: “Debbie will leave Coronation Street at the end of the year, Anna Windass will be on screen until early 2018 with plenty more drama and twists in the tale before she leaves Weatherfield. We wish Debbie every success for the future.”
Producer Kate Oates commented:
“It's always sad when a huge talent like Debbie Rush decides to move to pastures new...but Debbie's decision to pursue other roles will allow us to play an exciting exit story for Anna, which will see her fighting for her family and tackling old enemies head-on.”
Debbie Rush said:
“I've have had an amazing 9 years on Coronation Street and the decision to leave was not made lightly. I love playing Anna and will miss working with the fantastic cast and crew. I don’t know what the future holds but I am excited to explore what other acting opportunities are out there. I am very grateful for all the brilliant storylines I have been given during my time on Coronation Street and am very much looking forward to what is in store for Anna in the run up to my departure next year.”