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Coronation Street's West Yorkshire couple at centre of tragic storyline

Corrie bosses are keeping tight lipped about how Kylie meets her end Credit: ITV/Coronation Street

Coronation Street couple David and Kylie Platt – played by West Yorkshire actors Jack Shepherd and Paula Lane – are at the centre of a dramatic soap storyline when Kylie dies suddenly.

With Tony Stewart in the frame for Callum’s murder it looks as though David, Kylie and Sarah are off the hook. However Kylie is uncomfortable about letting an innocent dead man take the wrap for a crime she committed and suggests the family leave Weatherfield once and for all and put the events of the past year behind them.

But their excitement and future plans are cut short by Kylie’s unexpected death.

The details of how Kylie dies are being kept under wraps so viewers can watch the events unfold on screen.

Paula Lane, from Hebden Bridge, who plays opposite Jack Shepherd, from Pudsey, said: “It was very emotional to film the scenes knowing that I would never return and her death has huge consequences for David and all the family.”


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Tearful William Roache honours 'superb' talent of co-star

A tearful William Roache has told how the cast and crew of Coronation Street are in mourning after the sudden death of his on-screen wife.

Speaking to ITV News, Mr Roache described Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow for 44 years, as a "truly beautiful person".

Speaking from the set of the show, he praised her for being a "superb all-rounder" as an actress, with "impeccable" comedy timing.

Meanwhile, creative director Kieran Roberts said his favourite of Deirdre's numerous headline-grabbing storylines was her 1998 wrongful jailing, which sparked a nationwide campaign to get the fictional conviction overturned.

Coronation Street star's baby joy

Coronation Street actress Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt, has given birth to a baby boy.

The 28-year-old, who is from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, tweeted that her and husband Tom Shaw's "world is complete" following the arrival of their first child on New Year's Eve.

Lane's character left Weatherfield on Christmas Day following a row with her on-screen husband David over her drug addiction and continued involvement with ex-boyfriend Callum Logan.

She is due to return to the cobbles in Spring 2015.

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