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Jessica Sansome

ITV Coronation Street's Jack James Ryan shares message to 'brilliant' co-star as they confirm exit

Jack James Ryan has shared his support to his 'brillant' co-star after she confirmed her last scenes on Coronation Street. The actor, who plays Jacob Hay in the ITV soap, took to Twitter to praise the actress who is the second person to announce their Weatherfield exit this week.

Lucy Avison played Chloe Pearson for nine episodes of the Weatherfield-based soap - the social worker assigned to Abi’s son Alfie Franklin. And with the baby now back in his mum's care, with the help of Ken Barlow's former flame Wendy Crozier, it appears her services are no longer needed - for now.

Taking to Twitter, actress Lucy wrote: "Hey folks! Just letting you know that tonight is my last appearance as Chloe Pearson @itvcorrie I had such a wonderful experience, what started as one episode became nine!!!"

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She added: "I am so looking forward to seeing what comes next and forever grateful for the opportunity xx." Jack James, who made his brief Corrie debut in 2020 before returning last year as Amy Barlow's boyfriend, was among the first to respond. He replied: "You’ve been brilliant Lucy xx."

Actress Vicky Myers, who is familiar to viewers of the Salford-based soap for portraying DS Swain, echoed Jack's comments, writing: "It was a joy to meet you Lucy and you were brilliant, as always! Hope our paths cross again!"

And fans were also sharing their goodbye messages. @corriepodcast said: "Good luck for the future, Lucy! Judging by the end of Wednesday’s episode, Chloe’s services may be required again sooner than later!" to which she replied: "Here's hoping!" @Cinders12345678 wrote: "You smashed it well done. Good luck in your new adventure."

@SilvanaAston commented: "You’ve played her so well. Great work and good luck with whatever comes next." @Griffintrish added: "You were brilliant. I hope you get to come back but I don’t want Abby and Kevin to have any more problems."

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Jamie Kenna had left the soap as Phill Whittaker. He made his debut last year as Fiz Stape's new love interest. But after a whirlwind romance, Phill found himself the jilted groom as his new wife ditched him on their wedding day to go back to ex-fiance Tyrone Dobbs.

Lucy as social worker, Chloe (ITV)

Actor Jamie appeared in video which was posted by Coronation Street on their official social media channels. They wrote in the caption: "This week we said goodbye to Phill with 2 L's! Here's a goodbye message from Jamie Kenna." The, sharing the clip himself, to soap star wrote: "The Sad news is out! @coronationstreet," to his followers. He then posted the video again and said: " I’m gutted but all good things come to an end! Thanks for all your love & support! @coronationstreet."


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