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Actress Alison King who plays Carla Connor in Coronation Street is to take a break from the soap for "creative reasons".
She has told producers that she wants "to try her hand at other projects" before returning to the dramas in Weatherfield.
Writers will now come up with an "enthralling exit" for the character who has been a regular in the ITV soap for nine years, according to a Coronation Street spokesman.
The mini-bus crash and her brother Rob's handover to the police after Tina McIntyre's murder are among the big stories in which King has recently appeared.
A spokesman for the show said: "Alison King has indicated to producers that she would like to take a sabbatical from the show for creative reasons at some point in 2016.
"Before Ali takes her break, Carla has much more drama to come. At the end of this month, she will be central to the explosive storyline which sees Victoria Court go up in flames.
"Ali's desire to take a break from the show gives the writers the opportunity to come up with a enthralling exit for the character."
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Actress Hayley Tamaddon's final scenes will be aired in September in a live episode as part of the soap's 60th anniversary celebrations.Read the full story ›
Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she received abuse online over the death of her baby son.
The actress's baby son Archie died when he was born 18 weeks early in 2009.
The 38-year-old said she received a message on Twitter saying: "Remember when your baby died and I laughed?".
She told the Daily Star Sunday: "I've had all sorts on Twitter - death threats, people calling me a home-wrecker. But the worst things someone said was, 'remember when your baby died and I laughed?'".
But Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor in the ITV soap, said she would not be forced to quit the social networking site because she was "too addicted".
"Messages like that are just sick and you have to think they are coming from someone who is not well. It is horrific to have to read something like that but I would never consider quitting Twitter."
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