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Coronation Street boss Kieran Roberts leaving after 11 years just as soap moves to six episodes a week

Mirror logo Mirror 12/10/2017 Hayley Minn

Kieran Roberts is leaving Corrie © Daily Mirror Kieran Roberts is leaving Corrie Coronation Street boss Kieran Roberts is leaving the show after 11 years in his role as executive producer. 

Having worked for ITV for 34 years, he's going to leave his role at the end of the year after his and producer Kate Oates' explosive Christmas storylines are aired.

In a statement, Kieran said: “This has been a huge and very difficult decision and it’s one I have been thinking about for more than a year."

Kieran admitted he stayed on longer at Corrie than originally intended so that he could support the cast and crew as the soap moved to six episodes a week.

He continued: "When the move to six episodes was announced I knew I should stay to help make that happen.

“I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked on so many wonderful programmes and with so many brilliant colleagues during my time at ITV.

"Coronation Street is a special place and it’s been a huge privilege working on such an amazing programme with the greatest team on television."

While working on Corrie, Kieran and Kate have been at the helm of incredibly successful storylines like Bethany Platt's grooming and Andy Carver being revealed to be alive after Pat Phelan kept him captive for months.

Kate Oates is staying on © ITV Kate Oates is staying on It's also been revealed Alison King is going to be returning as Carla Connor at Christmas for an explosive storyline.

Kieran's announcement comes after it was revealed The Archer's producer Huw Kennair-Jones had left after a year to go to Corrie.

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