Coronation Street's Isabella Flanagan pays tribute as close friend bows out from soap

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Coronation Street star Isabella Flanagan has paid tribute after her close friend Savannah Kunyo bowed out of the soap this week.

Wednesday's (April 17) episode saw Kunyo's character Eliza Woodrow announce that she was moving to Germany to spend more time with her father Dom Everett, after staying with him over the Easter break.

Eliza's decision was particularly difficult for her grandfather Stu Carpenter, and friends Hope Stape and Sam Blakeman.

Shortly after the episode aired, Hope actor Flanagan took to Instagram to share a carousel of photos and videos that captured her time on set with Kunyo.

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"Now @savannah_and_paris has officially left the cobbles," she wrote in the caption.

"One of my bestest friends I've made in all my time on Corrie and so so sad to see you go, love you always Sav x PS: scroll to the end for my favourite video of all time."

Kunyo took to the comments to share how much she'll miss her friends, saying: "HAHAHA I laughed so hard at that vid. Seriously though I'm really gonna miss you all my besties."

Jude Riordan, who plays Sam, also took to social media this week to pay tribute following her exit.

eliza, yasmeen, sam and hope in coronation street

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"We miss you lots Savannah. Had the best time," he wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of himself with Kunyo and Flanagan.

As the emotional episode continued, a distraught Stu eventually decided that he was going to go to Germany with Eliza, at least for a short while to help her settle in.

Eliza arrived on the cobbles two years ago and has been involved in several important storylines, including the hit-and-run car crash that helped bring down bully Mason Radcliffe.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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