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Coronation Street set packed up ahead of UK tour

The cobbles of Coronation Street are going on tour. A giant tent containing the Weatherfield set is heading to Scotland & Northern Ireland. It'll be the largest touring structure in the country.

Visitors will also have a very special tour guide. Alison King, who played Carla Conner in the soap for ten years, has signed up to narrate the exhibition.

Corrie fans across the country will be able to see the Rovers Return, The Platt's kitchen and the Duckworth's dining room up close. We sent Michael Worrall to see them packing up famous set.

Les Dennis quits Coronation Street as show makers vow to make it a 'dramatic exit'

Les Dennis joined Coronation Street as Michael Rodwell in 2014. Credit: Coronation Street.

Actor Les Dennis has announced his intention to leave Coronation Street later this year in 'a hugely dramatic storyline' the programme has said.

Dennis joined ITV"s Manchester-based soap in 2014 as charming house burglar, Michael Rodwell, who then began a relationship with Gail Platt, played by Helen Worth, after she forgave her uninvited guest.

The Corrie couple went on to marry but the marriage hit the rocks within hours of their cobbled wedding.

“The talented team of writers and producers have come up with a very dramatic exit for Michael on the show which will be exciting to film.

"I’ll treasure the two and a half years I have been part of such an iconic show and move on with very fond memories, so many lovely friends and colleagues and an ambition achieved."

– Les Dennis

“We’re very sad to see Les leave Coronation Street as he’s an enormously popular and talented actor.

"He’s brought warmth, wit and integrity to the character of Michael. We have worked on giving him a great story to ensure a fantastic and dramatic end to his time on the Street.

"I can't wait to see it unfold and he will be very much missed and we wish him many successes with his new ventures."

– Coronation Street producer Kate Oates
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