With twists and turns galore in soapland it can be hard to keep track of all the comings and goings in the cast of Coronation Street.


The year of 2024 continues in earnest with dramatic storylines including Lauren's disappearance and the continued terminal illness of Paul Foreman with Motor Neurone Disease.

RadioTimes.com is here with a handy update on which characters are leaving, joining and returning to the cobbles of Coronation Street in the coming months.

So who's in? Who's out? And which rumours are true? Read on for all the latest details on cast changes.

Coronation Street cast 2024

The full present regular cast for Coronation Street can be found below.

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Below are the upcoming changes to the regular cast.


Nicky Wheatley (Kimberly Hart-Simpson)

Rob Mallard as Daniel Osborne speaking to Kimberly Hart-Simpson as Nicky Wheatley and a friend in Coronation Street.
Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne speaking to Kimberly Hart-Simpson as Nicky Wheatley with a friend in Coronation Street. ITV

When is Nicky Wheatley returning? April 2024.

Kimberly Hart-Simpson will reprise her role as Daniel Osbourne's former love interest Nicky Wheatley this month.

The former sex worker who grew close to Daniel following the death of his wife Sinead is asked by him for help in finding out what happened to missing Lauren Bolton.

Nicky is now an outreach worker in the community and uses her contacts to try and aide him. Will she help clear Daniel's name? Plus, what will Daniel's current girlfriend Bethany and ex-girlfriend Daisy make of her return?

Speaking about her return, Hart-Simpson said: "It’s been 4 years since we first met Nicky and it is once again a pleasure to be back on the cobbles.

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"The story of Lauren Bolton has allowed the safety of other characters to come forward such as Cassie but unfortunately led to the devastating effects of conspiracy theories by other folk. Nicky has fought against all stereotypes and I am looking forward to the audience finding out who and where she is today."


Mr and Mrs Deering

When are Mr and Mrs Deering arriving? 2024.

Joel Deering hid the fact he had an estranged wife named Emily and their child from his girlfriend Dee-Dee Bailey but fans will soon get to understand him more when the soap introduces his parents.

Speaking of Joel's reasoning for his behaviour, Lill teased that it could be a matter of his upbringing.

He told RadioTimes.com and other press: "It's kind of the middle child of a middle-class family. And he's probably navigating that and trying to be good enough. I'm looking forward to [seeing that] play out and see[ing] how that unfolds."


Paul Foreman (Peter Ash)

Coronation Street Paul Foreman is diagnosed with MND
Coronation Street Paul Foreman is diagnosed with MND ITV

When is Paul Foreman leaving? Summer 2024.

Coronation Street favourite Paul Foreman will be killed off later this year after the character is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The soap is working closely with the MND Association on this storyline and will explore the impact of the diagnosis on Paul and his loved ones as his condition progresses.

MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work, often impacting the patient's senses such as sight, sound and feeling.

Actor Peter Ash said: "Paul is completely blindsided by the diagnosis and he decides to keep it from his family and friends as he tries to come to terms with the news.

"I knew very little about MND before embarking on the storyline and I am hugely grateful to the MND Association for all their help and support. For any actor playing a role which examines a real life issue or condition there comes a huge sense of responsibility and we are aware that some people watching this storyline are experiencing it in reality, it is their life.

"Awareness and education are really important. I have learned so much even in the short time I have been involved in this storyline. We hope Paul’s journey can make people more aware of the symptoms and what it is like for someone to live with MND."

The character will therefore die when the storyline concludes.

Simon Barlow (Alex Bain)

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Alex Bain as Simon Barlow in Coronation Street. ITV

When is Simon Barlow leaving? Summer 2024.

Actor Alex Bain is reportedly bowing out from his role as Simon Barlow this summer after 15 years in Coronation Street.

The news comes following the departure of on-screen dad Peter Barlow, played by Chris Gascoigne.

"Alex is sad to be leaving Coronation Street because it really is like a family — but he realises that the time is right to move on," a source told The Sun before adding: "He's very excited about the future and other opportunities."

It is currently unknown how Simon will leave the soap but he is reportedly set to depart Weatherfield in the summer.

In the run-up to his exit, Simon has been drawn into the web of the reality-coding Institute and its leader Rowan Cunliffe.

Who has left Coronation Street in 2024?

Ciarán Griffiths as Damon Hay and Will Mellor as Harvey Gaskell in Coronation Street
Ciarán Griffiths as Damon Hay and Will Mellor as Harvey Gaskell in Coronation Street ITV

The following regular characters have departed Coronation Street in 2024.

  • Sarge Bailey
  • Moses Ekundayo
  • Harvey Gaskell
  • Damon Hay

Who has left Coronation Street in 2023?

Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow in Coronation Street
Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow in Coronation Street ITV

The following regular characters have departed Coronation Street in 2023.

  • Griff Reynolds
  • Jacob Hay
  • Mike Hargrave
  • Esther Hargrave
  • Teddy Thompkins
  • Cilla the Cincilla
  • Daryan Zahawi
  • Rufus Donahue
  • Justin Rutherford
  • Karen Rutherford
  • Aaron Sandford
  • Geoffrey "Spider" Nugent
  • Isabella Benvenuti
  • Henry Newton
  • Shelly Rossington
  • Stephen Reid
  • Darren Vance
  • Courtney Vance
  • Crystal Hyde
  • Peter Barlow

Who left Coronation Street in 2022?

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The following regular characters have departed Coronation Street in 2022.

  • Ted Spear
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  • Rick Neelan (Guest, hallucination)
  • Kelly Neelan
  • Leo Thompkins
  • James Bailey
  • Martha Fraser
  • Wendy Crozier
  • Harvey Gaskell

Who else will remain in Weatherfield by the end of the year?

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