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Actor Helen Worth, who played the iconic owner of House No. 8, is to exit Coronation Street Fifty years after starring in the popular soap opera.

Worth, 73, joined the show as Gail Platt in 1974 and will celebrate her 50th anniversary on the British soap next month.

In a post to Coronation Street On their Instagram account, the producers said Voss is bidding farewell to the cobbles.

The statement read: “Not only will Helen be celebrating 50 years of America's favourite soap, she will also be looking forward to a very different future as she has made the difficult decision to step down from the role of Gail Rodwell at the end of this year.”

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“Half a century after she first set foot on the cobbles, audiences will see Helen and Gail say goodbye to Weatherfield in a major storyline for the Pratt family,” the post continued. “Helen will begin filming her parting scenes next month and these moving scenes will be screened at the end of the year.”

Voss said in her statement that she had been considering leaving Coronation Street Since the beginning of 2024.

“After celebrating 50 years doing the most wonderful job on the most wonderful street in the world, this year seemed like the perfect time to leave the show,” she said. “I made the decision at the beginning of the year and spoke to the producers, who were very kind and understanding.

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“I’ve been really blessed to be given the most amazing scripts every week, to work with amazing actors, directors and a great team,” Voss said. “After 50 years, I don’t think I’ve fully come to terms with the fact that I’m leaving.”

In her fifty years of life Coronation StreetVoss' character has brought some of the soap's most iconic moments. Gail has been through it all, from being wrongfully imprisoned on suspicion of murder to being pushed down a flight of stairs after taking her son's girlfriend to an abortion clinic.

Fans may remember Gail's marriage to serial killer Richard Hillman in 2003. In the series finale, the Pratt family was kidnapped. Nearly 20 million viewers When it was broadcast, it caused a power surge on the UK national grid.

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Coronation Street Executive producer Ian MacLeod called Voss a “legend” and an “icon.”

“In Helen's hands, Gail has become Coronation Street She has been at the centre of some of the most memorable storylines for fifty years – and they often stem from her extremely bad luck in choosing a husband! ” he said.

“Gail brought us so much joy, but Helen was also a consummate professional and a wonderful person in her own right,” MacLeod added. “She will be missed by everyone associated with the show, just as the audience will miss her on screen, and we wish her all the best for the future.”

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Fans of the show have already begun mourning the loss of Voss and her iconic character.

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Coronation Street It is the longest-running television soap opera in history. The first episode premiered in 1960 and has aired over 11,000 episodes to date.

Worth is the second most-acted actor of all time Coronation Street And appeared in 4453 episodes. This record is still held by the actor William RoachNow 92, he played Ken Barlow in the series for 4,773 episodes.

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