Soap fans where left devastated last night after Maddie Heath’s ’emotional’ death.
The young mechanic succumbed to her injuries, after she was knocked unconscious in the explosion on the street last week.
Her devastated girlfriend Sophie Webster and her family were at Maddie’s bedside as she slipped away in hospital.
Last night’s emotional scenes got many fans chatting on Twitter, and most were upset to see the rebellious youngster – played by Amy James-Kelly – leave the soap.
Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn recently revealed Maddie’s death would spark a “coming of age” storyline for her girlfriend Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent).
It’s a coming of age story for Sophie. She is going to cope, she’s going to deal with it, she’ll look after the funeral and she’ll sort it her way. Obviously it’s agony for her, but I think it’s time that Kevin and Sally started seeing her as a young woman rather than a girl. That’s partly what the story is about.”
Amy Kelly who plays Maddie, announced early this year she wanted to quit the show. In a statement released, the actress said she’d decided to leave after just 18 months in the role because she wanted to try something new.
I’m young and adventurous and I want to gain more experience explore and improve my craft. Acting is my passion and I’m excited to see where it takes me.”
Amy made her first appearance as runway Maddie during 2013’s Christmas episode, when Sophie and her mother Sally volunteered at a homeless shelter.
Coronation Street continues at tonight at 7.30pm on ITV.