Corrie's Sair Khan talks leaving the soap
Coronation Street star Sair Khan has admitted that her role as Alya Nazir may not be a job for life.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Mirror, the soap star revealed that she never had a back-up plan in case acting didn't work out for her.
"I heard someone say once, 'If you have a Plan B, go for the Plan B', because it is
such a tough industry," she said.
"I'm under no illusions, I'm a complete realist – if I leave Coronation Street I'll be prepared not to work for two years.
"I need to have enough money in my bank account to get back to the real world and start auditioning.
"As incredible as this show is, it doesn't guarantee you a job for life, and it doesn't mean you'll get the next job."
During Sair's time on the soap, her character has been involved many major storylines. She's dealt with the death of her father, her granddad doing a runner and her best friend Rana being killed in the Underworld roof collapse.
Scenes this week will see Ryan Connor arrange a date with Ayla, complicating his relationship with Bethany Platt.
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