Coronation Street's Gail Platt's exit storyline 'revealed' – and it includes legendary character

Audrey Roberts star Sue Nicholls shares a close bond with Helen Worth, her on-screen daughter
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Coronation Street fans were left gutted when Helen Worth announced her departure as Gail Platt from the cobbles after 50 years earlier this year, and now it looks like her exit storyline has been ‘revealed’.

According to The Sun, Gail will rekindle her romance with Martin Platt and sail off into the sunset.

Sean Wilson, who played Martin left the soap in 2005, but the storyline will reportedly see a return for the character.

Martin and Gail’s relationship came to an end when he had an affair, although out of the character’s six marriages, he’s considered the most successful. However, a number of options were reportedly considered for the beloved character’s departure, in an attempt to celebrate her five decades on screen.

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Helen Worth said it was the 'perfect time to leave' Coronation Street -Credit:ITV

“A number of options were considered for Gail’s departure from the cobbles but bosses knew the moment needed to truly celebrate one of Corrie’s most iconic characters as well as honour Helen’s astonishing run on the soap,” an insider told the publication.

“It just didn’t sit right to kill her off or have Gail suffer more tragedy after, let’s face it, a pretty traumatic life.

“Martin was always considered the one that got away and bosses are thrilled they’ve been able to tempt Sean back to wave Gail goodbye,” the source continued.

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Sean is reportedly set to come back to the cobbles as Martin -Credit:ITV

The insider claimed script writers wanted Gail to ‘finally get her happy ending’. OK! has contacted ITV for comment.

Helen made her first appearance in Weatherfield in 1974, as Gail Potter. Her romance with Martin began in 1990 after the murder of her first husband, Brian Tilsley.

She then gave birth to David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) shortly after. The couple’s relationship came to an end ten years later, after his affair with fellow nurse Rebecca.

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Helen's final scenes are set to air later this year -Credit:ITV

After his exit in 2005, Sean reprised his role in 2018 for a couple of episodes to say goodbye before emigrating to New Zealand.

Helen confirmed her exit earlier this month with an emotional statement, saying it felt like ‘the perfect time to leave the show’.

"This year felt like the perfect time to leave the show after celebrating 50 years in the most wonderful job on the most wonderful street in the world. I made the decision at the start of the year and spoke to the producers who were very kind and understanding.

"I have been truly blessed to have been given the most incredible scripts week in week out, and to have worked with fantastic actors, directors and a brilliant crew.

“The past 50 years have flown by and I don't think the fact that I am leaving has quite sunk in yet,” the star concluded.