Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, who has been charged with child sex offences, will not be appearing in any further episodes pending the outcome of legal proceedings, ITV said.
Le Vell (48), whose real name is Michael Turner, is accused of 19 sex offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child.
Le Vell will appear in court in two weeks' time, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
He was first arrested in September 2011 and questioned over alleged child sex offences, but the matter was later dropped. But GMP said the actor, from Hale, Cheshire, had been charged with sex offences against a youngster after a review of evidence by lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service.