Coronation Street star 'quits' months after disappearing from Weatherfield

Aggie Corrie
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Coronation Street's Lorna Laidlaw, known for her role as Aggie Bailey, has reportedly left the ITV soap.

The 61 year old actress last graced our screens over a year ago and it is believed she won't be making a return to the famous cobbles.

Before joining Corrie, Lorna was well-known for her eight-year stint as receptionist Mrs Tembe on BBC One's Doctors. She made her debut in Weatherfield in 2019 as Aggie Bailey, the matriarch of the soap's first regular black family.

However, after an extended break during the COVID pandemic, Lorna returned for a heart-wrenching storyline involving her on-screen husband Ed Bailey (Trevor Georges).

Originally from the affluent area of Alderley Edge in Cheshire, the Bailey family relocated to Weatherfield. Their fall from grace was kept secret from their old friends as they moved into Sally and Tim's terraced house.

After Ed developed a gambling problem, Aggie moved to the Midlands to look after a sick relative. Her last appearance was on June 12, 2023, exactly three years after her debut, reports the Express.

An insider says Lorna Laidlaw has left the soap -Credit:ITV

Aggie's absence led to Ed's addiction worsening, leading him to fake a robbery. However, earlier this year, Ed visited his wife and returned with unfortunate news.

He revealed that Aggie would not be coming back and that they had split up after she sent him packing, leaving Ed heartbroken as he returned to Weatherfield alone.

However, it seems Lorna has taken up a new role in the Channel 5 drama The Good Ship Murder, making her return to Coronation Street unlikely.

The Baileys in Coronation Street
The Baileys in Coronation Street

A source revealed to The Sun about Lorna's exit from the ITV soap: "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." Coronation Street has been contacted for for a comment.

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX