Saturday 22 September 2018

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley thanks soap ahead of exit

The actress also teased the return of comedy alter-ego Olga.

Catherine Tyldesley has thanked Coronation Street’s crew and cast ahead of her exit from the soap (Matt Crossick/PA)
Catherine Tyldesley has thanked Coronation Street’s crew and cast ahead of her exit from the soap (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Andrew Arthur, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley has thanked the ITV soap’s cast and crew ahead of her character Eva Price’s exit from Weatherfield.

Eva will bid farewell to the cobbles following a turbulent time for the Rovers Return barmaid, which saw her former partner Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward) taking his own life and her baby, Susie, being kidnapped.

In December 2017 it was announced that Tyldesley, 34, would be be leaving Coronation Street to pursue other acting opportunities and spend more time with her family.

In a post on her Instagram profile the actress shared a photo of a scene from the show where Eva is cradling Susie. Eva appears to be about to hand her daughter over to Aidan’s sister Kate Connor (Faye Brookes).

In a caption by the picture Tyldesley wrote: “Well this really is it guys. Eva’s final episodes are on this evening.

“The most incredible seven years of my life. With the best team. Thank you universe – grateful every day.”

Tyldesley also teased fans of the show that they could expect to see more of her as mock alter-ego Olga, a pensioner who works as a cleaner at textiles factory Underworld.

Tyldesley has been seen playing the comedy creation in short skits shared on the show’s social media profiles, in which Olga gives behind-the-scenes tours of the show.

Tyldesley wrote: “Keep your eyes peeled for Olga this weekend though. I have a feeling she won’t be leaving quietly…”

Cornonation Street continues on ITV tonight with two episodes at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

Press Association

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment

Back to top