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Coronation Street legend Helen Worth's heartbreaking goodbye message as she quits as Gail Platt after 50 years

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Actress Helen Worth has delivered a heartbreaking goodbye message after announcing that she has quit her role in Coronation Street after five decades.

Helen, who is 73 and currently celebrating 50 years as Gail, said in her announcement: “This year felt like the perfect time to leave the show after celebrating 50 years in the most wonderful job on the most wonderful street in the world.” She went on to explain: “I made the decision at the start of the year and spoke to the producers who were very kind and understanding.

I have been truly blessed to have been given the most incredible scripts week in week out, and to have worked with fantastic actors, directors and a brilliant crew.” Helen added: “The past 50 years have flown by and I don’t think the fact that I am leaving has quite sunk in yet.” The actress, who was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2022 for services to drama, began her acting career in 1963 when she was just 12 and going by the name Helen Wiggleworth.

She first appeared in an episode of classic police series Z-Cars and then had uncredited roles as a teenager in classic movies Oliver!

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