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Craig Charles quits Coronation Street for Red Dwarf

By David Wilcock

Published 04/05/2015

Sci-fi return: Craig Charles
Sci-fi return: Craig Charles

Craig Charles is quitting Coronation Street after a decade to head back into outer space with Red Dwarf, ITV has confirmed.

Liverpudlian Charles, who played Weatherfield cab company owner Lloyd Mullaney, is to reprise his role as Lister in two new series of the cult comedy show on comedy channel Dave.

In a statement, Charles (50), said: "I have had an absolutely fantastic 10 years on Coronation Street and I will be very sad to leave. Lloyd has become a huge part of my life and I have made some amazing friends with whom I will always keep in touch.

"I would love to return to Coronation Street at some point in the future."

The actor and DJ will remain on screen until September, ITV said.

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