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Entertainment Beverley Callard reveals she’s LEAVING Coronation Street as she teases Liz McDonald will exit soap with ‘one hell of a bang’

14:00  18 november  2019
14:00  18 november  2019 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Elizabeth Jayne " Liz " McDonald (née Greenwood) is the ex-wife of Jim, mother of twins Steve and Andy, and grandmother of Amy Barlow and Oliver Battersby. Her only daughter, Katie, was born prematurely and died at one day old in 1992.

BEVERLEY Callard has insisted she isn't quitting Coronation Street a week after saying she would to leave to spend her days doing DIY if she could afford it.The She teased some major storylines for Liz next year as the soap turns 60Credit: Rex Features. Beverley ' s alter-ego Liz doesn't share her

Shutterstock © Shutterstock Shutterstock After 30 years playing feisty Liz McDonald on Coronation Street, Beverley Callard has sensationally told OK! magazine that she has quit the award-winning soap.

Beverley exclusively unveils her explosive news to this week's issue, revealing that the former landlady of The Rovers will make her big exit next year with "one hell of a bang."

As the unofficial Queen of the Weatherfield cobbles, Beverley's announcement comes as a huge shock to fans of the show, which next year celebrates a staggering 60 years on our screens. But the Leeds-born actress has a very good reason for her brave but 'difficult' decision.

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Beverley Callard standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Bev Callard has revealed she is LEAVING Coronation Street © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Bev Callard has revealed she is LEAVING Coronation Street "There’s very little work in our industry for women over 50, but I’m 62 and recently I was doing three jobs at once," she tells OK! referring to her soap role, a stint in The Rocky Horror Show and her standout performance as Roxanne in The Thunder Girls. "It made me realise how I was privileged to have the opportunity to do so when so many women my age no longer get the chance."

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Coronation Street fans were sent into a panic after it was reported in the tabloids that actress Beverley Callard was taking a month off from the show and could even be quitting. The star, who plays Liz McDonald in the soap , tweeted that she would be appearing in The Rocky Horror Show on stage.

Liz McDonald will temporarily depart Coronation Street next week and her exit storyline has now been confirmed. Tony died of a heart attack, but Jason will make it clear that he holds Liz responsible, believing that his father would still be alive if she hadn't made him leave Weatherfield.

Exclaiming, "I’m sick of ageism in the industry", she goes on to tell OK! magazine: "Although I’ve had to leave the safety net of being in Coronation Street to do this, I’m hoping that ageist bosses, of which there are many, take note of how successful this show is and it starts the ball rolling on helping other women my age, get the roles they still deserve."

Shutterstock © Shutterstock Shutterstock Recalling the moment when, earlier this month, she informed her Coronation Street bosses that she had made up her mind once and for all to quit the soap, she admits: "I was in shock, I felt totally numb". After experiencing "so many sleepless nights" over her decision, she's buzzing with excitement over her future plans, and adds: "I’ve been told Liz is going to go with one hell of a bang. I cant wait!"

Beverley, who joined Coronation Street in 1989, has had her fair share of dramatic storylines. Matriarch Liz has faced the death of her baby, long-running feuds with her son Steve McDonald [played by Simon Gregson], and domestic abuse at the hands of husband Jim McDonald [played by Charlie Lawson]. Last Christmas fans feared the worse when Liz was left for dead in a horrifying hit and run, but she thankfully survived her ordeal.

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Shutterstock © Shutterstock Shutterstock Corrie viewers will be relieved to know that Beverley will still be on-screen as Liz until late summer 2020.

To read more about Beverley's shock exit, her hoped for milestone celebration with husband number four Jon McEwan next year and the truth behind her well documented but brief 'emotional crash' in July, get this week's OK! magazine, out nationwide on Tuesday

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