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Wednesday 29th January 2020

Coronation Street's Tristan Gemmill shares photos of intimate leaving party

He'll soon exit our screens

Tristan Gemmill has enjoyed a night out with his Coronation Street work colleagues ahead of his upcoming departure from the ITV soap.

The London-born actor, 52, will be exiting Weatherfield later this year after playing two-timing chef Robert Preston for four years.

Robert is engaged to Michelle... But also Vicky (Credit: ITV)

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Before his dramatic exit airs, though, the actor enjoyed a meal and drinks at Manchester's Australasia with co-stars Kym Marsh, Kate Ford, Stirling Gallacher, Sair Khan and Ryan Prescott.

Alongside a snap of the cosy dinner and drinks, Tristan said: "Fantastic meal and wonderful night at Australasia."

Stirling, who plays Paula Martin, also shared a photo from the fun evening, tweeting: "What a simply super affair this evening ⁦@AustralasiaMcr. Fab staff. Top food. Lush evening in the company of ⁦Tristan Gemmill, Kym Marsh, Kate Ford, Sair Khan and Ryan Prescott. #iwasntgoingout #gladichangedmymind."

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Meanwhile Kate Ford, aka Tracy Barlow, shared photos of their evening on her Instagram account, writing: "Gorgeous friends and gorgeous desserts... What's not to love?"

Fantastic meal and wonderful night at Australasia.

She added: "The MOST delicious food."

Anybody else feeling jealous they weren't on the invite list?

It's not clear if this was Tristan's official leaving party, but it sure looks fun!

Tristan announced his intentions to leave the soap in a statement earlier this year, when he explained: "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 and shenanigans to come for Robert but I will be leaving Corrie later in the year."

The actor joined the soap in 2015 as Tracy Barlow's former husband, who is now juggling two fiancée's - Michelle Connor and Vicky Jeffries.

Spoilers tell us that Robert is arrested under suspicion of murdering Vicky when she goes missing.

Vicky is pregnant with Robert's baby (Credit: ITV)

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Reports now say that Robert Preston is set to meet a grisly end in a Weatherfield blood bath this Christmas, after marrying Michelle.

The chef is expected to die when he is shot by Derek Milligan, who takes to the Rovers with a gun in a bid to do away with business partner Gary Windass.

A soap source told The Sun: "Derek gets drunk and starts waving a gun around the pub.

"There's a tense stand-off then a massive fight between the two men and two people are shot, including Robert, who dies on Christmas Day."

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