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Vera star quits ITV drama with emotional statement leaving fans devastated

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One of the much-loved stars of long-standing ITV hit drama series Vera has sadly announced plans to step down from the role after an incredible eight years.

Actor Kenny Doughty, 47, who plays DS Aiden Healy in the popular detective series, revealed in an emotional statement on that his time on the show will soon be coming to an end.The star took to Instagram on Monday to let fans know the news, while thanking co-star Brenda Blethyn, 77, who plays Vera Stanhope for all the memories they made whilst working as an on-screen double act.

Kenny told his 38,600 followers: "After 8 years & 35 Vera films I’ve made the difficult decision of handing over DS Healy’s badge.

I can confirm I am leaving Vera. "I want to thank everyone who’s made this amazing time so joyous, ITV, Silverprint, all the brilliant cast and crew BUT of course my buddy & inspiration Brenda Blethyn. "The perfect leading star who I owe so much to.

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