02/12/2017 09:20 GMT

‘Coronation Street’ Spoilers: Catherine Tyldesley Leaves Weatherfield After Seven Years

Shayne Ward is also set to depart next year.

Catherine Tyldesley has announced that she’s leaving ‘Coronation Street’, after seven years on the soap.

The actress, who plays Evas Price, will make her last on-screen appearance in 2018 and the news comes just days after it was revealed that Shayne Ward is also bowing out of ‘Corrie’.

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Shayne and Catherine as Aidan and Eva 

“Cath’s portrayal of Eva Price has made her a firm favourite amongst fans and she will be missed.

“The producers and writers are currently working on her exit storyline which be on screen in early summer.”

Catherine and Shayne have been at the centre of a number of explosive storylines this year and their characters’ wedding drama was one of 2017’s soap highlights.

‘Corrie’ was also Shayne’s first TV acting role and he went on to win the Best Newcomer accolades at the Inside Soap and National Television Awards.

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