Coronation Street spoilers: Kate Connor to EXIT ITV soap as real reason star quit revealed


It has been revealed Coronation Street favourite Kate Connor will be leaving the ITV soap.

Kate has been living on the cobbles for the last four years, and the character has undergone some serious trauma in recent months after her wife Rana Nazir (played by Bhavna Limbachia) was killed in the Underworld factory collapse.

Taking to her social media, Kate star Faye revealed she will now be leaving the soap.

She tweeted: “Thanks to everyone for your amazing support, but after four fabulous years in Weatherfield it’s time for me to explore new opportunities.

“I’ve loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while.

“And so with a song in my heart I’m off to pastures new. #kana #corrie.”

ITV told “Faye is a very talented actress who has put her all into the portrayal of Kate Connor for the past three and a half years.

“We wish her every success for the future.

“She will be on screen until early Autumn and the door will be left open.”

Kate has been struggling to cope after factory collapse, as not only did she lose her wife, but it took months of painstaking secrecy before the couple even went public with their relationship. 

When they were finally exposed, Rana’s mother disowned her and as the heartbreak continued the Weatherfield pair split up. 

Fans were delighted when the couple got back together, and it seemed they would finally get their happy ending, but sadly it wasn’t to be. 

Kate cradled her beloved wife in the rubble as they said their goodbyes in devastating scenes on the ITV soap.

Fans flocked to the comments on Faye’s Twitter post, with some wishing Kate and Rana could have left together. 

One person wrote: “Makes me wish you and @BhavnaLimbachia had decided to leave together so you guys could have had a happy ending.”

One person wrote: “Makes me wish you and @BhavnaLimbachia had decided to leave together so you guys could have had a happy ending.”

“I loved kana. I loved Kate. I am so glad I saw it and now am fans of yours. I love you and am so lucky. You are wonderful. And I am so happy and proud of you. Thank you. Keep being you. Congrats on the success. I look forward to what’s next! Sending Lots of love from the US,” another shared.

A third posted: “So heartbroken but I wish you all the luck in the world I love you so much.”

“Best of luck with whatever you do next Faye,” a fourth praised. “You’re an amazing actress, gutted you’re leaving xxx.”

The news comes following another exit on the ITV soap, as Robert Preston star Tristan Gemmill also announced he will be leaving.

Sharing on his own Twitter page, Tristan said: “Folks, I just wanted to let you know that the time has come for me to hang up the chef’s gear and head for pastures new.

“There is still a lot of drama & shenanigans to come for Robert but I will be leaving Corrie later in the year.”

Coronation Street continues tomorrow at 7.30pm on ITV. 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here