Hayley Tamaddon is to say farewell to Weatherfield - as part of one of the dramatic plots which will be central to Corrie’s huge live episode week.
Details of the storyline are being kept under wraps but the door will be left open for a possible return in the future.
Hayley joined the show in late 2013 as a Andrea Beckett, a night school friend of Steve McDonald. Her obsession with Steve caused him problems with girlfriend Michelle, but Andrea soon caught the eye of Steve’s mate Lloyd Mullaney played by Craig Charles.
Watch Hayley's first scene below.
They started dating but Andrea had kept one important detail from lovestruck Lloyd - she was married with a grown up daughter!
Having overcome that obstacle and the fact that Lloyd’s daughter Jenna objected to the relationship the couple grew closer and Andrea moved into Lloyd’s flat.
Hayley will start filming her exit storyline in July and will be on screen until September, she will be involved in the live episode being screened as part of ITV’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
Stuart Blackburn said:
“Hayley has brought real magic to the Corrie cobbles, funny, energetic, totally professional and a joy to be around as a friend and colleague alike she'll be sorely missed and I'd simply like to wish her all the very best for the future.”
“I came into Corrie for 3 months and have stayed for 2 years! I will be so sad to leave, I have had the best two years of my life here, it really is one big family. Everyone looks out for each other and I’ve made some incredible friends.
“I am excited about my exit storyline and the fact that it is part of the live episode. Corrie has given me a great platform to hopefully go on to work on other dramas but I’d never rule out a return to Weatherfield as I love it so much.
“I am looking forward to what the future holds but in the meantime there is still plenty more to be done here.”