Coronation Street: Brian Packham to exit soap

Actor Peter Gunn has been told that his current contract will not be renewed

Peter Gunn, who plays Bessie Street headteacher Brian Packham, is to leave Coronation Street later this year after the actor was told that his current deal would not be renewed: 


“Peter will leave at the end of his current contract. The decision is purely storyline driven. Peter is a great actor who has made the character of Brian Packham a joy to watch,” a Corrie spokesperson confirmed. 

Brian, who was first seen on the show in April 2010, is currently in a relationship with Underworld machinist Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh). The pair have been involved in a number of lighthearted plotlines, most notably when they fell victim to a UFO prank in 2011. 

However, last year the couple also suffered the ordeal of having their hopes of starting a family dashed after Julie’s ovaries were removed during emergency surgery. 


Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.30 and 8.30pm on ITV.