Tuesday 24 April 2018

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

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

Geraldine Gittens

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

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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