Corries actress Julie Hesmondhalgh: I'll miss Hayley

Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh has described her departure from the popular TV soap as the "end of a really long and lovely story for us".

She said that saying goodbye to Hayley Crocker, her character of 16 years, was "breaking my heart as well".

Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh Credit: ITV Central

The actress said she was "amazed" that people have stuck with the storyline of her struggle with cancer "as much as they have".