Coronation Street cast bid farewell to Natalie and Shobna

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 February 2013
Natalie Gumede at the National Television Awards

Natalie Gumede

Natalie Gumede and Shobna Gulati have bid an emotional farewell to 'Coronation Street' after filming their final scenes yesterday (27.02.13)

Natalie Gumede and Shobna Gulati have bid an emotional farewell to 'Coronation Street'.

The pair filmed their final scenes on the ITV soap yesterday (27.02.13) and Shobna - who has played Sunita Alahan for 12 years - took to Twitter to reveal it was one of the "saddest days" of her life stepping on the Weatherfield cobbles for the last time.

In a series of tweets, she wrote: "the saddest day my dearest friends who bring u the best entertainment and yet a tue feeling of freedom love #corrie cast and crew

"Can i just say @NatalieGumede rocks xxxxx she is an amazing lady

"I was yaying at all the tweet love for sunita tonight thanks so much feel the love xxxx (sic)"

Natalie - who portrays scheming stunner Kirsty Soames, who has been beating up hapless mechanic Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) for months - took to the social networking site to post a picture of Kirsty and Tyrone's home at No. 9 Coronation Street.

She wrote: "Last time outside no.9.... (sic)"

Alan revealed it was a "tough day" filming Natalie's exit from the soap, the details of which are being kept under wraps after 'Coronation Street' bosses filmed two endings to keep fans guessing.

He tweeted: "Such a tough day. Saying goodbye the the amazingly talented@NatalieGumede well only at the cobbles. Nearly finished my scene then beers xxx (sic)"

Catherine Tyldesley - who portrays blonde barmaid Eva Price - wrote: "I dont want @ShobnaGulati and @NatalieGumede to go :-( . The cobbles are totes emosh today :-( (sic)"

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