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Tuesday 21st January 2020

Coronation Street's Connie Hyde to leave role as Gina Seddon

She's played the role for two years

Corrie actress Connie Hyde has quit the role of Gina Seddon.

Metro.co.uk have confirmed that Connie has finished filming, but that she will remain on screen after this week's dramatic events at the factory.

Earlier today The Sun revealed that after two years playing Sally Metcalfe's troubled sister, Connie was to leave the soap.

News of her exit led to speculation online that she would be the one to die after the Underworld roof collapse.

Gina and Sally are arguing on the roof when it collapses (Credit: ITV)

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However, according to the publication, although Gina will end up in hospital, she will walk away from the disaster - and the Street - with her life.

A source told them: "Connie is still very much part of the Corrie family but Gina's time on the street has come to a natural end - for now.

The character could return, but it won't be as a permanent fixture and Gina won't be living on the cobbles anymore.

"The character could return, but it won't be as a permanent fixture and Gina won't be living on the cobbles anymore.

"She is obviously the second high profile exit this year after Bhavna Limbachia as the soap tries to freshen up the Street."

Gina was struggling when Sally brought her to Weatherfield (Credit: ITV)

Gina arrived in Weatherfield in 2017 after a campaign of hate began against Sally. Although it was assumed Gina was behind it, it turned out it was actually Gina's stepdaughter doing the trolling.

Gina moved in with Sally, but her struggles to control her bipolar disorder often caused tension.

After a short-lived relationship with Dev Alahan, Gina moved on to Sal's husband, Tim Metcalfe.

Gina set her sights on drunk Tim (Credit: ITV)

While Sally was in prison for a crime she didn't commit, Gina moved in to take care of Tim - and found herself wanting to take on the wifely role in more than just a domestic capacity.

During Sally's trial Gina didn't help her sister's case and then when Sal was convicted, Gina took the opportunity to move in on her sister's man.

She told Tim they slept together when he woke up in bed with her and couldn't remember what happened between them, but when the truth was revealed and it was completely innocent, Sally threw her sister out of the house.

Gina's been trying to make amends, but is it too late for Sally to forgive her? (Credit: ITV)

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Gina's since been trying to make it up to her sibling, but her attempts will culminate in a row on the factory roof before it collapses.

With Sally's life on the line, will Gina get to apologise to her before it's too late? Or will Sally go to her grave hating her sister?

Coronation Street is on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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