That’s right; soap star Amy Kelly who plays Maddie Heath in Coronation Street, is bidding goodbye to Weatherfield, and ending the love affair with Sophie Webster.
The British soap has announced that Amy, who plays Sophie’s tearaway girlfriend, has 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.
Maddie soon started a relationship with Sophie, who had just split from girlfriend Jenna, and moved in with the Websters.
But it seems their happiness will be short-lived.
The news will have come as a surprise to fans of the soap – especially as Corrie boss Stuart Blackburn previously admitted he wanted to keep her in the show for as long as possible.
“We are currently working on an exit storyline for Maddie which will have repercussions for Sophie and other Weatherfield residents.”