Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard has announced she is leaving the soap. The actress played Liz McDonald for the past 30 years.
She revealed to OK! Magazine that Liz will go out with a bang.
She told the publication, "I was in shock, I felt totally numb. I’ve been told Liz is going to go with one hell of a bang. I cant wait!"
The actress said that it was a difficult decision to make but she knows it is the right one because she has landed a wonderful new role.
Beverley is set to go on tour with The Thunder Girls, a comedy show starring women over the age of 50.
"There’s very little work in our industry for women over 50, but I’m 62 and recently I was doing three jobs at once.”
Speaking of landing the role in The Thunder Girls, she said, "It made me realise how I was privileged to have the opportunity to do so when so many women my age no longer get the chance."
Beverley stressed that ageism in the industry is extremely frustrating, “Although I’ve had to leave the safety net of being in Coronation Street to do this, I’m hoping that ageist bosses, of which there are many, take note of how successful this show is and it starts the ball rolling on helping other women my age, get the roles they still deserve."
We’ll be sad to see Liz leave Coronation Street.