Yep, it’s true. Alison King is leaving Coronation Street.
After 10 years of storming up and down the cobbles (in killer heels, of course), her character Carla Connor is bidding adieu to her fellow Weatherfield residents. Booo :(.
Alison, 43, has already filmed her final scenes, which will see her walk down the aisle for a third time to marry Nick Tilsley (Ben Price).
But of course, thanks to her one-night stand with Robert Preston, not everything will go to plan…
So why has Alison decided to quit the show? Well, she’s mum to six-year-old daughter Daisy, who she says is the ‘main victim’ of her long hours working.
But she’s also keen to try new acting roles, explaining to OK!: ‘I had to leave, it’s been relentless. You find yourself going round in circles, both me and the character.
‘Carla is in everything, which is very flattering, but it never ends. You’re doing 15-hour days, plus two hours of learning new scripts once you get home.
‘To do that for a decade can break you, so I would rather not be broken all the time for the rest of my life. I also think Carla has done everything she can do for now.’
She’s not lying when she says she’s broken. Alison continues: ‘My advice to myself if I was starting Corrie again? Hit the ground running and wear flat shoes.
‘Seriously, I’d wear flats, the high heels and cobbles have knackered my feet, I’d give the killer black heels a miss.
‘And I wouldn’t put on a gravely voice either, that’s been tough, it’s not my real voice. I’m shattered from filming so I hope it pleases everybody, I don’t think we could have put any more into it. It’s been emotionally draining.’
Ah, we’re going to miss you, lady. Gravely voice and all.