Claire King has quit Coronation Street after three years. The actress – who plays Erica Holroyd in the popular soap – has announced she will leave the show over the summer to but hinted she might be back. The announcement comes as Claire’s character Erica is rumoured to be beginning a passionate affair with Kevin Webster.

In a statement she said: “It’s been a dream come true to tread those famous cobbles. I was only meant to stay for six weeks initially, so for Erica to be so popular that she stayed for three years and even worked in The Rovers was a real compliment to me as an actress.

“I’ve had such a great time with the cast and crew, so it’s fabulous that they have left the door open for Erica to return in the future. Who knows what adventures she’ll be getting up to away from the Street? She’s certainly not boring. As for me, I’m ready for another challenge. I’m not leaving the screens anytime soon, so watch this space.”

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