The reason for Brooke Vincent’s three-month absence from Coronation Street has been revealed.1asophieUpcoming episodes of the ITV soap will see Sophie Webster get a call from her sister Rosie, who invites her to Miami in the US for a break.

But dad Kevin (Michael Le Vell) will be loathe to see her go, as shrewd Sophie has just secured a lucrative contract for the garage.

Scenes to be broadcast on Friday 14 October find Kevin laying down the law and telling Sophie that there’s no way he can spare her for three months. So will Sophie end up exiting in the face of her dad’s opposition?

Actress Brooke Vincent has played the role of Sophie since 2004 but is set to make her stage debut tonight (4 October) in 1960s-set Be My Baby alongside Hi-de-Hi! star Ruth Madoc at Salford’s Lowry Theatre.