Corrie fans shocked as fan favourite character leaves Weatherfiled 1 year ago

Corrie fans shocked as fan favourite character leaves Weatherfiled

 They didn't even say goodbye.

Coronation Street fans were left stunned last night [February 6] when Liz McDonald suddenly left the ITV soap.

Scenes that aired on Wednesday night saw Liz - who was meant to be a witness at Jenny Connor's trial for running her over - make the last-minute decision to not turn up.

The police searched all around Weatherfield for Liz, but nobody had actually seen the former Rovers Return landlady - since she'd made her escape in the back of the Underworld van, which was driven by Paul and Gemma.

Imran realised Gemma was behind Liz's disappearance, after he told her Jenny's only hope was for Liz not to show up in court.

Then, Kirk said he had found Liz's necklace in the back of the van belonging to the factory - and Steve became really worried when his mum wouldn't answer her phone.

He even accused Gemma and Paul of kidnapping his mum, which they both denied.

And when he went to accuse her of lying, Liz rang him to reveal where she really was: Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport, waiting for her flight.

She told him:

"I couldn't do it. I couldn't could let Johnny and Jenny get sent down. Rita had a word. She made me see what a mess this all is. I couldn't see any other way to end it."

Since the prosecutors weren't able to find their witness, the judge deemed it unfair for the trial to take place - and told Jenny and Johnny they were free to go.

Viewers took to twitter after the episode, wondering if this was really the last they had seen of Liz.