Monday 26 September 2016

Coronation Street star Les Dennis announces he's quit the show

Geraldine Gittens

Published 19/07/2016 | 14:58

Les Dennis who stars as Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street. Photo: ITV
Les Dennis who stars as Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street. Photo: ITV

Coronation Street star Les Dennis has announced he is leaving the show after two years.

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The actor, who plays Michael Rodwell, described the decision to leave as a “hard one” but he said his departure will come at the right time.

The 62-year-old will now pursue other projects.

 "As a lifelong fan of the show, [this] has been a dream come true. Becoming part of the ITV Coronation Street family has been a wonderful experience and my decision to leave was a hard one,” he said.

"Earlier this year, thanks to Coronation Street giving me a sabbatical from the show, I was thrilled to be able to produce and star in a sell-out production of Alan Bleasdale's Down the Dock Road at The Royal Court Liverpool. I always knew that the time would come when I would want the freedom to do more projects, and now feels like the right time."

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