Coronation Street legend to QUIT after 23 years on the cobbles

Chris Gascoyne is set to depart from his role as Peter Barlow on Coronation Street later this year, in order to “explore other roles.”

Having initially joined the show as the character in 2000, Chris has been portraying Peter Barlow for a total of seven years since 2016.

Prior to his current stint, he had taken extended breaks from the cobbled streets, similar to the current situation.

The actor has confirmed that Peter Barlow is a character that is very dear to him, while a spokesperson for Coronation Street has assured that the door will be left open for his potential return.

No specific date for Chris’ comeback has been announced, but it is being considered as an extended hiatus.

The details of the storyline that will lead to his departure from the show have not been disclosed yet. However, we have been informed that there are still plenty of stories and twists to unfold.

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