Marc Baylis confirms Coronation Street exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 June 2014
Marc Baylis

Marc Baylis

Marc Baylis has cryptically revealed he will be leaving 'Coronation Street' at the same time as Chris Gascoyne

Marc Baylis has confirmed he's leaving 'Coronation Street'.

The actor, who plays Tina McIntyre's killer Rob Donovan in the ITV soap, is hoping to keep fans in the dark until the last minute about why Rob and his brother-in-law Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) are leaving Weatherfield at the same time.

Probed about Chris and him both leaving the programme at the end of the year, he announced: "We are indeed. We're both leaving at round about the same time. This is why we can openly talk about it because it doesn't give anything away, it just entices everybody."

Reminded that most killers on 'Corrie' tend to meet a sticky end themselves, Marc coyly said: "Let's hope that doesn't happen. We're trying to keep it as open as possible. It's fortunate that we're both moving on to pastures new..."

The 37-year-old actor, whose sneaky alter-ego finished Tina off with a metal pipe after she fell to her death, will miss sharing scenes with his former co-star Michelle Keegan and says she will go down in soap history.

He enthused during an interview on ITV's 'This Morning': "She did great. She was either lying in a puddle for half an hour, falling off the balcony or she had blood all over her.

"She did a great job. I hope we're given her the send-off she deserves, she's a massive part of the show and she always will be ... it's a big loss."

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