Exclusive: Chris Gascoyne, star of Coronation Street, announced earlier this year that he would be leaving his position as Peter Barlow on ITV.
Alison King’s character Carla Connor on Coronation Street has spoken out about her feelings regarding co-star Chris Gascoyne’s departure from the ITV program.
After learning that he would not be serving a prison sentence for the murder of Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce), Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) has been finding it difficult to accept his actions.
Co-star Alison has admitted that she “hates” Coronation Street, and the show legend is scheduled to depart the cobbles in the upcoming months.
She said, “I hate it when he leaves me, it is horrible, but luckily I just hand him over to his normal wife and let her have him for a bit,” in an interview with Express.co.uk and other press.
“Then he returns, allowing him to reunite with his on-screen spouse, but in reality, we are never too far apart since we are now so familiar with one another.
“So yeah it is alright, it will be alright it will all come out in the wash.”
“Well, he has just killed someone so there are so many storylines that can come out of that and so many reasons that he might not be around any more,” Chris said in an interview with Digital Spy, discussing his exit story.
“All I can say is that I’m thrilled with my exit strategy. The scripts are excellent, and I’m excited to see how people react when Peter moves off the street.
“Peter is battling his inner demons. Though he has always had many adversaries, his worst enemy is ultimately himself.
“We can see this beginning to happen again; he is the one who has suffered the most emotionally at the hands of himself. The future is going to be turbulent.”
Carla is going to be joined by her nephew Bobby Donovan (Jack Carroll) as Peter departs from his wife.
Bobby’s father, Rob Donovan, is incarcerated for life after killing Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan).
It turns out that Rob didn’t know he was a father until recently and hadn’t had a chance to tell Carla.
Bobby, searching for lodging after a falling out with his mother, arrives in Weatherfield shortly after Christmas.
Soon after he begins to boss his Aunty Carla around, the celebrity says, “I’m honored and thrilled to be contributing to the history of Coronation Street, a cultural institution.
“I hope Bobby brings viewers a lot of laughs in the vein of some of the street’s classic comedy characters.”