CORONATION Street fans are devastated after Charlie de Melo quit the soap.
The actor has played lawyer Imran Habeeb in the ITV soap since 2017 but has now decided to move on, HOAR revealed yesterday.
One wrote: “Gutted! He’s the best actor on Corrie.”
A second said: “A real shame. I just hope that Imran finally finds out that Gary caused his sister’s death before he exits!”
Another added: “I for one am sorry to hear he is leaving. Hope it’s left open for a return in the future.”
Acting offers are expected to flood in for the star.
A source said: “Charlie’s loved his time on the soap but the time is right to try new things.
“He’s hugely talented and very ambitious and wants to see what else is out there.
“He will always cherish his time in Weatherfield but for now it’s goodbye.”
Actor Charlie will film his final scenes in the coming months.
His exit will play out later this year over the summer.
Insiders have promised a spectacular exit storyline for Charlie.
Viewers have watched recently as Imran has proposed to partner Toyah Battersby in an effort to adopt their foster daughter Elsie.
Imran had previously confessed to sleeping with a stranger behind Toyah’s back during Seb Franklin’s murder trial.
Fans know he actually slept with Abi Franklin but Toyah has no idea.
Next week Abi will spiral out of control as she discovers that husband Kevin Webster is done with her for good.
She will relapse and end up collapsing in agony while with her dealer.
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Rushed to hospital, Abi will face an agonising decision.
But will she be tied into Imran’s exit from the cobbles? And will she destroy his life like she has her own?
However it’s not all bad news for fans of Corrie’s hunky solicitors as we can also reveal that Sam Robertson has signed a new deal.
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The Adam Barlow actor has agreed to stay on for another year after previously admitting he was considering quitting.
A source said: “Sam is a huge talent and bosses are thrilled he’s signed a new contract.
“He’s got some explosive storylines coming up with Adam facing losing everything because of his deranged ex Lydia.”