Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

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Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

In a heartfelt announcement, Coronation Street star Helen Worth, renowned for her portrayal of Gail Platt, has revealed that she will be bidding farewell to the iconic cobbles after an impressive five decades on the show. The 73-year-old actress, who joined the cast in 1974, has made the difficult decision to step back from the world’s longest-running soap opera at the end of 2024.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

Worth’s remarkable tenure as Gail Platt has left an indelible mark on Coronation Street’s rich history. From high-profile storylines to gripping controversies, she has been at the center of it all. As viewers prepare to celebrate her golden anniversary next month, Worth reflects on her incredible journey.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

“This year felt like the perfect time to leave the show after celebrating 50 years in the most wonderful job on the most wonderful street in the world,” Worth shared. She made the decision early in the year and spoke with the producers, who were understanding and supportive.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

Throughout her remarkable career, Worth has been blessed with exceptional scripts, worked alongside talented actors and directors, and collaborated with a brilliant crew. Her portrayal of Gail Platt has resonated with audiences, making her a beloved fixture on the cobbles.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

Gail Platt’s character holds the record for the “most married female” on Coronation Street, having walked down the aisle six times. Her involvement in memorable storylines, including her daughter Sarah’s teenage pregnancy, her marriage to serial killer Richard Hillman, and her imprisonment for the murder of her husband Joe McIntyre, has kept viewers captivated.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

As the show approaches its milestone, viewers can expect an emotional farewell for both Helen Worth and her character, Gail Platt. The executive producer, Iain Macleod, promises a major storyline that will resonate with fans. Filming for Worth’s exit story begins next month, and the poignant scenes will grace screens at the end of the year.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

Helen Worth, born in Ossett, West Yorkshire, leaves behind an enduring legacy on Coronation Street, and her departure marks the end of an era for the beloved soap opera. Fans eagerly await the final chapter in Gail Platt’s journey, celebrating the remarkable talent and dedication that Helen Worth brought to the role.

Coronation Street Icon Helen Worth Announces Departure After 50 Years

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