Georgia May Foote who plays Katy is set to leave the cobbles at the end of the year.
Producer Stuart Blackburn said: “Georgia is a talented actress who has been a great asset to the show. The decision to write out the character of Katy Armstrong is based on storyline discussions and will be one of the consequences of the current drama involving the Windass/Armstrong clan.
“Katy will not be killed off and the door will be left open for a possible return. We wish Georgia every success with her future career.”
I have had an amazing four years on Coronation Street, I have been involved in some fantastic storylines and worked with some wonderful actors.
– Georgia May Foote
Georgia said: “I am very excited about what the future holds, whilst I will be sorry to say goodbye to Weatherfield I am looking forward to the challenge of new roles.
"Having worked on other dramas such as Grange Hill and This Is England before I joined the cast I always knew that I would want to try other roles again in the future.
“I am hugely grateful for the opportunities Coronation Street has given me and I am very excited about my exit storyline.”