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Friday 20th September 2019

Coronation Street SPOILER: Kate Connor exits the cobbles tonight

She heads off on her travels

Kate Connor will bid farewell to Coronation Street in scenes airing tonight.

Taking up the opportunity to put her life in Weatherfield behind her and go travelling with Imogen, Kate has decided to move on.

No one can blame her after the eventful few years she's had on the cobbles.

Kate's had a rocky time for the last four years (Credit: ITV)

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She escaped a controlling relationship with Caz, lost her brother, Aidan, after he took his own life, and just as she was about to marry her soulmate, Rana Habeeb, she was cruelly taken away from her.

Rana died in the factory roof collapse earlier this year after Gary Windass sabotaged the building in order to get work to fix it.

Rana died in Kate's arms on their wedding day (Credit: ITV)

Although he didn't intend for anyone to die, he knows Rana's blood is firmly on his hands and in order to ease his conscience (though if his recent behaviour's anything to go by, it's a surprise he's actually got one!), he makes a gesture to Kate.

After Kate found £1000 in her bag, she thought stepmother Jenny had given it to her.

But when Craig reveals he saw Gary slipping the envelope into her bag, Kate is very confused.

Fans know Gary is responsible for the roof collapse - Kate does not (Credit: ITV)

She confronts Gary and asks what's going on and he lies that his mate Derek gave him the money and he simply wanted to help fund her travels.

Because that doesn't sound in the least bit suspicious...

Fortunately for Gary, Kate is too excited about her trip to be too bothered and is all set for her leaving do in the Rovers.

The departing Connor has also asked friend, and former girlfriend, Sophie Webster to go with her, but Sophie reveals at the bash she's decided to stay and do a business management course.

Kate asks Sophie to go with her (Credit: ITV)

Something tells us Sophie could change her mind in the end though... Actress Brooke Vincent, who plays her, is heading off on maternity leave, having already filmed her final scenes.

As Kate celebrates with her friends and family, she eventually bids farewell to her dad, Johnny, and Jenny and heads out into the world.

The episode marks the end of actress Faye Brookes'  time on Corrie after four years, and she has previously admitted she's "so excited" for the next stage of her career.

She filmed her final scenes back in July and wrote on Instagram: "Cannot put into words how I felt filming my last few episodes as Kate Connor @coronationstreet But all I can say is that there was a lot of love in the room that day...

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"It's always sad to say goodbye, But when a chapter ends another story begins & I'm so exited about what's to come

"... Nevertheless I will miss playing that feisty Connor but I'll cherish every second spent with my Corrie family.

"The challenges I faced, the experiences I had, the lessons I learnt, the People I met, the laughs, the hugs & even the tears. All I have to say is Bring it On! See you all on the other side. Thank you... Next (sic)"

Kate is going on to star in panto - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

She recently split from fiancé Gareth Gates, and reports have suggested she had a fling with Corrie co-star Sam Robertson during an earlier 'break' from Gareth, that her other half just couldn't get over.

Coronation Street is on for an hour-long episode tonight at 7.30pm on ITV.

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