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Neil Shaw

Vera fans gutted and ask same question as star announces he is quitting

One of the biggest stars of hit ITV show Vera has announced he is quitting after eight years. Kenny Doughty, 47, took to Instagram to announce he is leaving behind the role of DS Aiden Healy.

He wrote: "After 8 years & 35 Vera films I’ve made the difficult decision of handing over DS Healy’s badge. I can confirm I am leaving Vera. "I want to thank everyone who’s made this amazing time so joyous, ITV, Silverprint, all the brilliant cast and crew BUT of course my buddy & inspiration Brenda Blethyn.

"The perfect leading star who I owe so much to. "I feel lucky to have you as a friend, you make me howl with laughter & have been a rock for me over the years. I can’t thank you enough. Precious times."

He added: "And finally the Vera fans: without you and your support I would never have made so many films. You really are the best fans in the world. Thank you so much for your loyalty & love for the show. X."

Fans all asked the same question - who would be putting Vera's shoe covers on.

Sentiments and Sparkles wrote: "On no absolutely gutted you are leaving @kennydoughty . Vera won't be the same without you. You and Brenda make the show so great. Good luck in whatever the future holds for you xxx"

Wandering Cat Mum added: "Gutted you’re leaving @kennydoughty but wish you all the best. As long as V is NOT going anywhere totally love this show"

Mandy said: "'I'm truly gutted that you're leaving Kenny but I wish you all the best for whatever you do next and hopefully you'll be back on our tv screens soon. Thank you for 8 wonderful years."

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