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It'll be the end of an era later this year in Coronation Street as Gail Platt will leave Weatherfield in what is being described as an 'emotional' exit for the much-loved character.

Actress Helen Worth has recently announced the difficult decision to step down from her role in the ITV soap as she celebrates a major milestone.

She will celebrate her golden anniversary on the show next month (July) but by the end of 2024, viewers will see Helen and Gail bid farewell to Weatherfield in a major storyline for the Platt family.

It has been confirmed that the 73-year-old will start filming her exit story next month and the emotional scenes will be on screen at the end of the year. READ MORE: 'Missing' Coronation Street star seen with own 'killer' as they work out 'return' READ MORE: Read more of our Coronation Street stories here Speaking of her upcoming exit, Helen has said: "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.

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