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17th Jul 2019

Faye Brookes ‘to film her final scenes’ as Coronation Street’s Kate Connor this week

Keeley Ryan

Faye Brookes is reportedly filming her final scenes as Coronation Street’s Kate Connor this week.

The 31-year-old, who has played Kate on the long-running soap for the last four years, announced her departure back in April.

According to The Sunher final day filming is Friday.

A source told the publication:

“It’s an exciting and really emotional time for Faye as she’ll be saying goodbye to the soap in a couple of days.

“She’s had such an amazing time there but made the decision in April to leave at the end of her contract.

“Her last scenes won’t air until September but she won’t be on the set again after Friday. Everyone will be really sad to see her go.”

Following her departure from Coronation Street, Faye and her fiancé Gareth Gates are reportedly planning to move to London – with the actress said to be hoping to land some theatre roles.

The insider continued:

“Faye and Gareth think it’s the perfect time to put their other plans in motion so are leaving Manchester for London.

“Faye’s made no secret about wanting to be a stage star – and now could be her time.”

Faye announced on April 30 that she would be leaving the soap, telling fans that while she’s loved playing the role, “it’s time for me to explore new opportunities”.

She said:

“Thanks to everyone for your amazing support, but after 4 fabulous years in Weatherfield it’s time for me to explore new opportunities.

“I’ve loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while and so with a song in my heart I’m off to pastures new.