Cathy isn’t exactly keen on Brian’s idea for a date night (Picture: ITV)

A few weeks ago, it was confirmed Cathy Matthews (Melanie Hill) would soon be leaving Coronation Street.

The actress, 60, made the ‘extremely emotional’ decision to walk away from Corrie, after ‘thinking about the future’ post-Covid.

Melanie 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.’

She added to The Mirror: ‘It has changed a lot of things in my head. You’ve just got to see what’s important to you.’

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Coming up, it looks like the seeds are being sown for Cathy’s final storyline as she’s left unimpressed when partner Brian (Peter Gunn) reveals their date night is beer tasting at the pub.

The next day, when Cathy spots some papers in Brian’s bag, her face falls – but why?

Has Cathy’s feelings towards Brian changed?

Could she leave the cobbles alone as she admits she doesn’t love him anymore?

Speaking about Melanie taking time away, John Whiston, Head of ITV in the North, added to The Mirror: ‘We’re sad Melanie is taking time away – she is such a skilled actress that she can deliver sadness and laughter, drama and comedy often in the same scene. We will all miss her hugely.’