When is Bethany Platt leaving Coronation Street and why did Lucy Fallon quit?

Lucy Fallon, aka Bethany Platt from Coronation Street, has joined the ranks of those who are leaving the beloved ITV soap.

Lucy’s exit announcement comes in the wake of similar announcements from Michelle Connor (who plays Kym Marsh), Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill), Gina Seddon (Connie Hyde), Faye Brookes (Kate Connor), Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia), with Katie McGlynn also thought to be leaving her role as Sinead Tinker.

So why is Lucy Fallon quitting the soap she’s worked on for the last four years?

Here’s everything we know so far…

Why is Lucy Fallon leaving Coronation Street?

It seems that Lucy is taking her leave of Coronation Street when her contract ends on 2020, with a view to pursuing ‘other projects’.

On the subject of her departure, Lucy said on Twitter: ‘After the most incredible 4 years, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave Coronation Street at the end of my contract in 2020. It’s hard to put into words how much this show means to me.

‘I’ve made lifelong friends with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry, I’ve had some terrific and immensely important storylines and I’ve laughed with the best people everyday.

‘I’m so thankful to Iain and everyone at Coronation Street, I owe everything to them and I will miss them greatly.’

She also wrote: ‘Just to clarify, my decision to leave was made in August last year and has nothing to do with ANYONE at Coronation Street,’ she said. ‘I didn’t make it lightly and I am going to miss every single person there. Excited for my final year at the best place! Woo (sic).’

Meanwhile, producer Iain Macleod said: ‘Lucy advised us at the start of this year that she would like to leave at the end of her current contract in 2020 to pursue other projects. She is an amazing performer and has been at the centre of some huge stories for us during her time on the show.

‘I have no doubt that her stellar career will continue beyond the cobbles and would like to wish her all the best in whatever she does next – starting with the brilliant final chapter of Bethany’s story!’

Lucy first started on Corrie back in March 2015, where she instantly made an impression as the feisty Bethany.

Bethany’s standout storyline was when she was groomed by the devious Nathan back in 2017 – the same year in which she won Best Actress at the Inside Soap Awards.

As she leaves the soap, Lucy could very well find herself following in the footsteps of other Corrie actors, like Suranne Jones, Katherine Kelly and Michelle Keegan, who have all gone on to have successful careers outside of the soap in television dramas.

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