Coronation Street star Tina O’Brien has said she is “gutted” about the imminent departure of colleague Paula Lane. After an absence of ne...
Corrie's Tina O'Brien is 'gutted' at her co-star's departure from the show
After an absence of nearly eight years, Manchester-born Tina returned to the cobbles as Sarah-Louise Platt in 2015.
Paula, who plays Tina’s on-screen sister-in-law Kylie Platt, is pregnant with her second child and will bow out of the ITV soap before her baby is born in the summer.
“Selfishly, I’m gutted,” Tina said.
“I absolutely adore her. I think for her, it’s the right thing to do. She’s ready to go and I completely understand her going, but me personally, I’m like ‘nooooo!’”
The 32-year-old added: “I really love working with her. She’s such a fantastic actress and she’s going to do great.”
Among the first to welcome mum-of-two Tina back to the cobbles last year was Ryan Thomas.
The actor, who is also leaving Coronation Street this year, not only plays her character’s ex-husband Jason Grimshaw, he is also Tina’s former partner and the father of her daughter.
The Corrie favourite marked her return with a high-profile storyline which saw Sarah begin a doomed love affair with evil Callum Logan (Sean Ward).