Coronation Street's Alina actress Ruxandra Porojnicu quits soap in emotional message

By Lewis Knight

Ruxandra Porojnicu has confirmed her exit from Coronation Street.

The actress, 28, made her debut as Alina Pop on the ITV soap back in 2019 as part of a human trafficking storyline.

Alina went on to have a romance with Seb Franklin and develop a friendship with Emma Booker.

However, recent months have seen her drawn into a dramatic love triangle with Tyrone Hobbs and his long-term partner Fiz Stape.

Events came to a head in Wednesday’s episodes as Alina ended their relationship after discovering Tyrone still had feelings for ex Fiz and kept secrets from her.

A pregnant Alina then announced she was leaving for her native Romania to raise hers and Tyrone’s child alone.

Now Ruxandra has confirmed on Twitter that her time on the soap is over.

Sharing an image of herself with Tyrone actor Alan Halsall, Ruxandra penned: “And that’s a wrap on Corrie!

“Thanks to everyone who encouraged and supported me. It meant so much.

Alina Pop departed the cobbles on Wednesday night's Coronation Street (ITV)

“I worked with some of the finest people,who are not only extremely talented but very humble and caring."

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She added: “They made me feel welcome and a part of this beautiful family.

"TA EVERYONE!”

She then added: “⁃people up north are well nice #alina #corrie ”.

Alina actress Ruxandra Porojnicu confirmed her exit in an emotional social media message (@RuxPorojnicu/Twitter)

In response, Emma actress Alexandra Mardell replied: “Ah miss you already lovely lady! Lots of love!! Alina and Emma corrie besties for life [small red heart emojis]”.

Ruxandra replied: “Miss you too!! [red heart emojis] yesss Emmalina !! Haha xxx”.

The Mirror has reached out to ITV for additional comment on this story.

However, Alina has yet one more appearance to make on the soap tomorrow night as Tyrone tracks her down to her hotel before she departs the country.

What will she say to him before she departs the show for good? And will Tyrone see her again?

*Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30pm on ITV with previous episodes available on ITV Hub.


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