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Coronation Street star to leave soap.

Published 22/07/2007

One of Coronation Street's best loved characters has announced that she is leaving the soap.

Actress Liz Dawn, who plays Vera Duckworth, is to quit because of ill health.

The sixty-eight year-old suffers from chronic lung disease, and will exit the show before Christmas.

She has notched up more than two-thousand episodes.

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