SOAP SHOCK Coronation Street secretly quits soap and lands new job after mysteriously disappearing from screens

CORONATION Street star Lorna Laidlaw has secretly quit the cobbles – and landed a new job – a year after mysteriously disappearing from the soap.

The actress – who played nurse Aggie Bailey in the ITV soap – made her last appearance in June 2023.

And after a year of silence, The Sun can exclusively reveal that Lorna will be returning to screens soon – and will be surrounded by some Corrie icons.

She has joined the cast of Channel Five drama The Good Ship Murder which was recently renewed for two more series and a 2024 Christmas special.

It stars former Corrie actors Shayne Ward as former detective turned cruise ship singer Jack Grayling and Catherine Tyldesley as First Officer Kate Woods.

Current Corrie star Claire Sweeney also appears.

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A source said: “Lorna is a hugely talented actress and it’s a great gig to land.

“The show films in beautiful Malta and the cast and crew are a close knit group so it’s a really great atmosphere to work in.”

She originally joined in 2019 as part of the soap’s first ever black family alongside on-screen husband Trevor Georges and on-screen sons Ryan Russell and Nathan Graham.

In her final episodes viewers watched as Aggie hosted a dinner party for an old friend at Sally and Tim’s house, embarrassed by her change in circumstances.

She had previously lived in a mansion in leafy Cheshire but life fell apart when her husband Ed’s gambling addiction cost them everything.Lorna made her final appearance on Corrie more than a year ago before mysteriously disappearing

However it later emerged that she needn’t have bothered as her friend Yvette – who was played by actress Arabella Weir – was in the same situation.

Aggie shortly disappeared from the street with bosses explaining her absence as caring for an unwell aunt in Birmingham.

Later updates suggested she had decided to focus on her nursing career in the city.

And when Ed relapsed again, Aggie was said to have decided to divorce him from afar, vowing not to return to the cobbles.

She has not even visited her children or beloved granddaughter Glory.

Coronation Street’s shock exits 2024

Coronation Street bosses have made no mention of actress Lorna’s disappearance from the show.

However sources have confirmed to The Sun that the actress has indeed left and there are no plans for her to return.

 

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