Coronation Street Veteran Liz Dawn who plays Vera Duckworth is to leave the show due to ill health.
The 68 year old who suffers from lung disease emphysema has reportedly told the soap’s bosses that she is too ill to continue in the show however she is expected to make guest appearances.
Ms Dawn said she wanted to “thank everyone for what has been the best time of my life.”
Coronation Street executive producer Kieran Roberts said writers were “currently devising storylines for her character’s departure for Weatherfield but we would prefer not to reveal details at this moment.”
“We will always miss this wonderful lady and first-rate actress and we are delighted that she’s agreed to return to the soap in the future.”
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