Alexandra Mardell shares emotional goodbye to 'Coronation Street'

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Alexandra Mardell has said goodbye to 'Coronation Street' after four years as Emma Brooker. (Getty)
Alexandra Mardell has said goodbye to 'Coronation Street' after four years as Emma Brooker. (Getty)

Coronation Street star Alexandra Mardell has shared a video paying an emotional farewell to the soap after her final scenes aired in an hour-long episode on Friday.

The 28-year-old star appeared in a video message posted to the ITV soap's official Twitter page, in which she thanked the show and its fans for the fun years she has spent on the cobbles.

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Mardell joined the soap in 2018 as newcomer Emma Brooker and was involved in numerous storylines, including learning that Corrie stalwart Steve McDonald was her biological father.

"I just wanted to say another goodbye and thank you to everyone at Coronation Street," she said in the video message.

Mardell added: "I miss you so much already. Thank you to all the fans for being so supportive over the last four years and looking after Emma.

"I really have had the best time of my life and I'm so, so grateful. So thank you for having me, goodbye for now and lots of love."

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Friday's episode of Coronation Street saw Emma make the decision to leave the UK and head to Australia with boyfriend Jon, despite breaking up with him earlier in the week in an attempt to conceal her involvement in his grandfather's death.

Emma later confessed to Jon that she and Faye were driving the car which hit the elderly man during New Year festivities.

Alexandra Mardell left 'Coronation Street' when Emma decided to leave for Australia with Jon. (Danielle Baguley/ITV)
Alexandra Mardell left 'Coronation Street' when Emma decided to leave for Australia with Jon. (Danielle Baguley/ITV)

Mardell has received awards recognition in numerous places for her portrayal of Emma, including winning the 2019 British Soap Award for Best Newcomer.

The star has hinted to Digital Spy in recent weeks that, despite her exit, she is not closing the door on a potential return in the future.

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"I've definitely not drawn a line under it. I can see how people stay there for so long," said Mardell.

"I don't know what the future holds but I'm just so glad that Emma is still alive, and hopefully, she remains alive."

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