Derek Griffiths’s one-year stint on Coronation Street will come to an end next week when mechanic Freddie Smith exits Weatherfield.
Drama in Freddie’s final week see him rebuffed by Rita when he invites her to his farewell drinks. She, of course, is still smarting from their recent fruit-machine disagreement that saw Rita’s £1 stake land Freddie the jackpot – a windfall that he didn’t exactly share.
By Friday, though, Freddie tries to make amends with Rita – but will she welcome his contrite words before he leaves for good?
Griffiths is exiting the Street to appear in a stage production of Driving Miss Daisy. Speaking recently about his departure, a source said:
“Derek has been a great asset to the soap and has thoroughly enjoyed the filming. He’s looking to the future and can’t wait to get stuck in with the play.”
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.