Corrie star leaving after nine years on the soap

For soap fans, unless they're a villain, nobody usually ever wants to hear about a character leaving, although if we're honest, we all get over it pretty fast.

One lady we will certainly miss, however, is Corrie's Anna Windass, with the actress who plays her - Debbie Rush - deciding she wants to leave the cobbles. Rush has been with the soap for nine years but now wants to pursue new challenges.

In a statement, Debbie said: "I have had an amazing nine years on Coronation Street and the decision to leave was not made lightly. I love playing Anna and will miss working with the fantastic cast and crew.

"I don't know what the future holds but I am excited to explore what other acting opportunities are out there."

While producer Kate Oates said: "It's always sad when a huge talent like Debbie Rush decides to move to pastures new.


"But Debbie's decision to pursue other roles will allow us to play an exciting exit story for Anna, which will see her fighting for her family and tackling old enemies head-on."

It better involve her finally getting one over on that Phelan, as their storyline has been dragging on far too long.

It will be a while yet until we see the last of Anna though, with a spokesperson for Corrie saying: "Debbie will leave Coronation Street at the end of the year, Anna Windass will be on screen until early 2018 with plenty more drama and twists in the tale before she leaves Weatherfield.

"We wish Debbie every success for the future."

Related Articles

More from Life