Coronation Street fans, you’d better prepare yourself for Kylie Platt’s exit.
The character is set to bid adieu to the cobbles next week, and actress Paula Lane has admitted that the scenes are going to be pretty emotional.
She says: ‘I’m not just saying this because I’m involved, but I don’t think I’ve ever read an ending like it.
‘It’s almost not Corrie, if you know what I mean, it’s very different. It’s something that’s never been done in soap before and I think the audience are going to get a real sense of shock and surprise.’
There won’t be any going back for Paula. Kylie is being killed off, although the way she dies is being kept super-secretive.
But while it’s clearly a big move, the 30-year-old says she’s ready to move on. She was originally supposed to play Kylie for a six-month stint, but ended up staying for six years.
We can imagine Kylie’s passing will be just as dramatic as her recent storylines. As we all know, she was responsible for killing Callum Logan in last year’s live episode.
Paula continues: ‘I have to admit that when they made Kylie a murderer, I did sort of think: “This means something quite big now.” It does change things for the character when they commit a big crime.
‘So I knew [being killed off] was a possibility – they have free rein to do what they want with your character once you make that decision to leave and sometimes when it is a much-loved character, they want to go for a big impactful exit.’
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But what about Kylie’s on-screen hubby David Platt?! He hasn’t exactly had the smoothest of lives, so we imagine this new heartbreak could cause some serious trouble.
Paula says: ‘The family now gets a clear-cut end. She’ll forever be in David’s heart, obviously, but one of the best ways for her to go is not by choice.
‘David has to try and move on if she’s dead whereas if she’d been in prison or had run away, he would always be waiting for her. It will be a long process but it’ll give him some great drama.’
Exciting stuff. We’re going to miss you, lady!