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    Quote Originally Posted by Perdita View Post
    A great opportunity for Simon Gregson to pull funny faces and talk in a silly voice.....

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    Coronation Street star Beverley Callard has quit the soap after 30 years of playing the unofficial Queen of the cobbles, Liz McDonald.

    In a recent interview with OK! magazine, the actress revealed that she informed ITV bosses of her plans to leave earlier this month.

    Recalling the moment, she said: "I was in shock, I felt totally numb," before adding: "I’ve been told Liz is going to go with one hell of a bang. I can't wait!"

    ITV today confirmed the news, adding that Callard will be leaving the show at the end of her current contract. Liz McDonald will be seen on screen until summer 2020.

    MD of Continuing Drama and Head of ITV in the North John Whiston said: “With the character of Liz, Beverley Callard has gifted to Coronation Street 30 years of brilliant drama, comedy and everything in between.

    "Whether it’s sharing a wicked joke with Eileen, raising an arch eyebrow behind the bar of the Rovers or giving some feckless man the full force of her tongue, Liz is a true Coronation Street icon.

    “And while we wish Bev well when she leaves to take on new challenges mid next year, hopefully Weatherfield hasn’t seen the last of Liz!”

    In the interview with OK!, Callard revealed that she's taking to the stage with The Thunder Girls, a highly-revered comedy play starring four 50-plus women.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Perdita View Post
    Unless she is killed off, she could return

    "one hell of a bang" for her exit?

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    Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has teased a "horrific" upcoming story which will affect several families on the cobbles.

    Speaking to Inside Soap, MacLeod referenced the fallout from Tracy Barlow cheating on partner Steve MacDonald with Paula and said it will lead to Steve realising he does love Tracy.

    But after the pair get their relationship on to its strongest footing, MacLeod revealed that "something will happen that has the most far-reaching impact of any story we've done since I've been on the show."

    He continued: "Something horrific occurs that draws in a few different clans on the Street, and forces them to deal with the hardest thing anyone would ever have to deal with."

    The storyline will also lead to the exit of Liz McDonald, after Beverley Callard revealed in November she was quitting the soap after 30 years.

    "The idea is that Liz attempts to so something heroic for her son as a result of this story I'm hinting at for Steve and Tracy," MacLeod said.

    "Her efforts probably go slightly wrong in a way that will corrupt her relationship with Steve and ultimately determine that the best place for her is not in Weatherfield."

    MacLeod has also promised he has something big planned for the soap's 60th anniversary later this year.


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    Does not look like Liz will be killed off....

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    Beverley Callard has filmed her last scenes for Corrie

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    Coronation Street star Beverley Callard has reportedly filmed her final scenes for the ITV soap.

    The actress who portrays Liz McDonald confirmed quite some time ago that she would be departing the cobbles.

    However, there was little information known at the time about when her exit would occur or what it would entail.

    According to The Sun, Beverley is no longer under contract with Corrie, and has filmed her final scenes.

    A source said: ?Liz' s time on the cobbles is over.

    She hasn't been killed off so there is always potential for a return but she is definitely done for now.

    On Liz's exit, Corrie boss Ian MacLeod previously told Metro.co.uk: We want it to be big and heroic and befitting of a character of that long-standing in the show and she's a tough woman Liz McDonald so we wanted to do something that was reflective of that rather than anything where she sort of goes out on a low ebb.

    It's still in the planning stages but a lot about of what Bev said in her interview about she's going out with a bang and were certainly not killing her off, all of that is true.

    But in terms of the detail of it, TBC, but it will be some heroic effort to save Steve from the nightmare in which he finds himself.
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