Coronation Street's Emma actress Alexandra Mardell posts sweet farewell to Alina actress

By Lewis Knight

Coronation Street actress Alexandra Mardell has posted a sweet farewell message to co-star Ruxandra Porojnicu.

Actress Ruxandra announced on Wednesday that she had bid farewell to the ITV soap after two years as Alina Pop.

The character ended her controversial romance with Tyrone Dobbs in Wednesday’s episodes after learning he lied to her about his feelings for ex-girlfriend Fiz Stape.

Alina left the street after saying goodbye to pal Emma and revealing that she was once again pregnant with Tyrone’s child.

Ruxandra had posted an image of herself in front of the Rovers Return on the iconic street standing alongside Tyrone actor Alan Halsall.

Coronation Street's Alina actress Ruxandra Porojnicu confirmed her exit from the soap in an emotional message on social media (@RuxPorojnicu/Twitter)

She captioned the image on Twitter : “And that’s a wrap on Corrie!

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

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

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

TA EVERYONE!”

She then replied to her own tweet, adding: “⁃people up north are well nice #alina #corrie ”.

Emma Brooker actress Alexandra Mardell bid farwell to Ruxandra on social media (ITV)

To this, actress Alexandra Mardell - who plays Alina’s on-screen best friend Emma Brooker - shared a sweet message in a reply.

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

Ruxandra then responded to Alexandra, writing: ““Miss you too!! [red heart emojis] yesss Emmalina !! Haha xxx”.

Alina left Tyrone and the street on Wednesday - pregnant with his baby (ITV)

Meanwhile, Ruxandra also retweeted throwback images of herself from earlier in the month as Alina in the soap.

Alina Pop is due to make a further appearance on Thursday night, as Tyrone makes one last attempt to stop her leaving for her native Romania.

Is this really the last Tyrone will ever see of Alina?

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

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