Coronation Street: Freddie’s exit to air next week – will he make amends with Rita?

Actor Derek Griffiths' final scenes set to be shown

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Derek Griffiths’s one-year stint on Coronation Street will come to an end next week when mechanic Freddie Smith exits Weatherfield.

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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? 

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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.

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