Bethany will be seen on the Cobbles only until March 2020...
Lucy Fallon has begged Coronation Street bosses not to kill off her character Bethany Platt when she exits the soap next year.
The actress, who confirmed troubled Bethany will wave goodbye to Weatherfield in March 2020, admitted she has no idea how her character will depart the soap, but hopes that the door will be left open for a possible Bethany return.
“I don’t know if Bethany will be killed off yet,” she told The Sunday Star. “I haven’t been told what the storylines ahead of my exit will be, so I could be absolutely dead.
“Obviously I’d be sad if that happened. It would mean closing that door.
“Because it was my decision to leave, if my character gets killed off I won’t be annoyed – I’m going to be dead nice to the writers from now on!”
Earlier this month, Lucy revealed her departure date on ITV’s Lorraine, saying: “At the end of January I will leave Corrie but will be on screen until March, it’s going to be horrible. I’ll have been there five years.”
The 23-year-old explained that her exit from the long-running soap feels like it has come at the “right time”. She added: “But it feels like the right time. I will miss everyone so much. I can’t think about it properly cos I’ll get upset.
“I’ve had the best time, it’s a cliché but we’re like a family.”
She then joked: “I’ll be devastated but hopefully they keep me in the group chat!”
Speaking about her departure from Corrie on Twitter at the time of the announcement, Lucy wrote: “After the most incredible four years, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave Coronation Street at the end of my contract in 2020.
“It’s hard to put into words how much this show means to me. I’ve made lifelong friends with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry, I’ve had some terrific and immensely important storylines and I’ve laughed with the best people every day.
“I’m so thankful to Iain and everyone at Coronation Street, I owe everything to them and I will miss them greatly.”