Brooke Vincent’s three-month absence from Coronation Street will be explained away by having her character Sophie Webster leave for Miami.
Upcoming episodes of the ITV soap will see Sophie get a call from her sister Rosie, who invites her to the US for a break.
But dad Kevin (Michael Le Vell) will be loathe to see her go, what with shrewd Sophie having just secured a lucrative contract for the garage.
Scenes to be broadcast on Friday 14 October find Kevin laying down the law and telling Sophie that there’s no way he can spare her for three months. So will Sophie end up exiting in the face of her dad’s opposition?
Actress Brooke Vincent has played the role of Sophie since 2004 but is set to make her stage debut tonight (4 October) in 1960s-set Be My Baby alongside Hi-de-Hi! star Ruth Madoc at Salford’s Lowry Theatre.
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