Coronation Street star Tristan Gemmill has quit the show after spending four years playing Robert Preston.
The actor who plays Tracy Barlow’s former husband and Michelle Connor’s ex, joined the ITV soap since 2015.
He made the sad announcement on Twitter, writing: “Folks, I just wanted to let you know that the time has come for me to hang up the chef’s gear and head for pastures new.
“There is still a lot of drama & shenanigans to come for Robert but I will be leaving Corrie later in the year.”
Hmmm, so this could get interesting. Robert has been behaving strangely of late, as though he has a big secret… which could be leading to a massive exit.
Recently on screen Michelle lost it with her former fiancé when he pushed her too far.
Getting sick of Robert’s behaviour, Michelle lashed out at him and suggested if he hadn’t named and shamed Carla over the roof collapse at Rana’s memorial she wouldn’t have had a breakdown and gone on the run.
Later on, after taking a phone call, Robert downed tools and hurried out of the bistro. And he’s been very distracted of late…
Last week, Robert called Carla out as Kate thanked her sister for being there.
He said: “I came to pay my respects Roy, it’s just hard to watch Carla stood there as chief mourner.”
As everyone had a go at him for his behaviour he continued: “This is about her, Carla. She knew that roof was unsafe.”
Kate has been furious with Carla, blaming her for Rana’s death, ever since she found out the truth.
Although Carla already feels guilty, it looks like someone is trying to make her feel worse after she received a text from ‘Rana’.
The message read: “You destroy everything you touch”. Another message saying “You’re going to pay” left Carla feeling on edge.
The identity of the person sending the messages has now been revealed – but will a distraught and confused Carla be able to comprehend?
– Coronation Street is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with an extra episode on Thursday at 8.30pm on ITV
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