Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede has confirmed that she will be leaving the soap.
She revealed on her Twitter account yesterday she will be filming her final scenes next week.
Gumede wrote: “I can now confirm what you all suspected #Corrie is on a Kirsty countdown!! The last 18 months have been incredible, thank you all so much!”
The actress is currently at the centre of a huge storyline that has seen Kirsty become abusive towards her partner Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall), only to accuse him of hurting her in one of the biggest domestic abuse story lines.
It has been confirmed that two have been filmed for the ending of the trial between Kirsty and Tyrone. It is not to say whether the actresses character is to end in prison or to leavethe cobbles behind with her daughter.
She was nominated in the category of Most Popular Newcomer at this year's National Television Awards.
Gumede further commented: “Your support has touched me greatly, and working with the Corrie team has been an honour and a pleasure!”
"Thank you Alan Halsall for your generosity as a person and as an actor! And all of my castmates, crewmates and all who look after us so well.”