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BREAKING: Faye Brookes announces she’s leaving Coronation Street

Co-star Bhavna Limbachia left last month

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Coronation Street star Faye Brookes has announced she is quitting Weatherfield.

The actress, who has played Kate Connor for four years, broke the news to her fans on Twitter.

Kate Connor (Credit: Corrie YouTube)
Kate then lost Rana on their wedding day (Credit: ITV)

“Thanks to everyone for your amazing support but after four fabulous years in Weatherfield it’s time for me to explore new opportunities,” she wrote.

“I’ve loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while and so with a song in my heart I’m off to pastures new.”

Fans rushed to wish her well…

“Good luck in the future; thank you for everything you gave to Kate Connor’s character and Kana’s storyline,” wrote one.

“Good luck in future and whatever you do next I am sure you be really good at it you are a brilliant actress,” echoed another, praising her acting skills.

A third posted: “You’ve grown so much over the past four years and I’m so glad I got to see you progress through them all.

“Couldn’t be prouder of you for all you’ve achieved. I wish you all the best for the future and I can’t wait to see what you do next!!! Love you so much.”

Former co-star Ryan Clayton also sent his well wishes, writing: “All the best, mate.”

Kate’s had an eventful and sometimes painful time on Coronation Street, losing brother Aidan to suicide last year, and her fiancee Rana last month.

Aidan Connor Coronation Street
Kate lost her brother last May (Credit: ITV)

She’s currently dealing with the revelation that her half-sister Carla could be responsible for Rana’s death following the factory roof collapse.

Faye and Bhavna Limbachia, who played nurse Rana, had viewers in tears as they exchanged their wedding vows, while the latter lay dying.

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