Monday 26 September 2016

Bad news for Corontation Street fans as soap favourite looks set to leave show

Sasha Brady

Published 14/06/2016 | 14:08

Coronation Street's Steve and Michelle.
Coronation Street's Steve and Michelle.
Morag Siller, who played Reverend Esther Warren in Coronation Street, has died aged 46
Kym Marsh attending the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

It appears that Coronation Street fans may be losing one of their favourite characters as barmaid Michelle Connor, played by Kym Marsh, looks set to be leaving the cobbles.

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The actress revealed that her character may be about to leave Weatherfield to take up a job on a cruise ship.

She’s got to the point where she just thinks there’s nothing left for her. Carla’s gone, her son’s abroad and now it looks like her marriage is over,” she told Radio Times.

Michelle's relationship to Steve McDonald ended on Sunday night's episode and the actress has suggested that the fresh heartache may encourage her character to seek a fresh start.

Kym Marsh attending the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Kym Marsh attending the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London. Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

“So when her friend tells her about a job on the cruise ship it just seems like the right thing to do. She still loves singing and it feels like a fresh start for her. She can’t bear the thought of staying in Weatherfield and seeing Steve every day," she said.

The 40-year-old said she doesn't feel like Weatherfield has much to offer her anymore.

Morag Siller, who played Reverend Esther Warren in Coronation Street, has died aged 46
Morag Siller, who played Reverend Esther Warren in Coronation Street, has died aged 46

“If Steve is not going to forgive her, I can totally understand her desire to get away. She probably is also doing it to try and call his bluff, but that’s a dangerous game as it looks very much as though he is going to let her go..”

“The viewers do seem to really love Steve and Michelle as a couple and most people seem to want them to sort out their differences and move on. They do think that he is being a bit harsh considering what he has done to Michelle in the past!”

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