Unlucky-in-love Eileen Grimshaw is to be placed under witness protection in Coronation Street.
Sue Cleaver's cobbles character Eileen has got herself mixed up in another sticky situation after her new flame Jan Lozinski (Piotr Baumann) was revealed as a police informant last week.
According to reports, her alter ego will agree to leave Weatherfield for her own safety.
The rumours have sparked speculation the 55-year-old actress could be leaving the ITV soap.
An insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "She is going to go into witness protection and leave Weatherfield after it turns out Jan is not dodgy after all.
"He's an informant for the cops and helping to bring down a human trafficking ring.
She is going to go into witness protection and leave Weatherfield.
"They've just filmed scenes where she's making arrangements to go.
"She only tells Seb the real reason she's going, but sees her mates like Liz and says her goodbyes without them knowing she's actually leaving."
Eileen - who nearly died at the hands of serial killer ex Pat Phelan (Connor McIntyre) - was heartbroken when a police raid on the salon appeared to expose Jan's link to a human trafficking scheme, when he was arrested alongside Nikolai and Rachel.
She was taken into the station, too, and while she was later released without charge, Eileen feared the worst about Jan.
However, he was later visited in his cell and congratulated on his work as an informant.
He was told he could start again with a new life under the condition he doesn't "try to see or contact" Eileen again.
Now, it appears Eileen will also be skipping town - although it's not thought to be the last viewers see of Sue's character on the cobbles.
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