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ITV Corrie star Melanie Hill quits soap after seven years playing Cathy Matthews

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Coronation Street favourite Melanie Hill has quit the soap after seven years of playing Cathy Matthews. The actress, whose character arrived in Weatherfield in 2015 as a love interest for café worker Roy Cropper, is leaving the show to spend more time with her family.

Melanie, whose character now co-owns Corrie's iconic newsagents The Kabin with her partner Brian Packham, made the difficult decision after taking stock of her life following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Melanie, who turned 60 in January, admitted: “It’s not been an easy thing to decide. My family has been important but the pandemic has made a lot of people think about the future," reports The Mirror. READ MORE: ITV Corrie favourite Julia Goulding all smiles with her husband Ben Silver as they attend The Baby Show “It has changed a lot of things in my head.

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