Coronation Street's Michelle Connor left heartbroken

Coronation Street's Michelle Connor is to be left heartbroken when her partner Steve McDonald ends their relationship without any hint of what's gone wrong between them

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Simon Gregson and Kym Marsh

Steve McDonald and Michelle Connor

Coronation Street's Michelle Connor is to be left heartbroken when her relationship with Steve McDonald collapses.

Michelle - who is played by Kym Marsh - will be left stunned when her partner Steve (Simon Gregson) walks away from their relationship after refusing to open up to her about his depression.

Steve has been suffering with the condition since the murder of Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) but has chosen to keep his feelings to himself, driving a wedge between him and Michelle, resulting in their split.

Later this month Michelle will be seen crying on the shoulder of Steve's mum Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) before moving into best pal Carla Connor's (Alison King) house.

Speaking to Liz, Michelle says: "He's said nothing. No, 'Get out I hate you', or, 'It's not you, it's me'. This makes no sense. He just sat in the car staring at the window.

"The only time he showed any emotion was when I threatened to smash it up. It's over, he doesn't love me, he doesn't want me."

Liz then replies, saying: "I'm lost for words. This isn't about you, it's him, he's all over the place at the moment."

Michelle then leaves the Rovers Return pub - which Steve had bought as a gift to her earlier this year - with her bags and heads to Carla's, admitting she'd rather there was "another woman involved" than not know what's wrong.

Steve and Michelle were previously married on the soap before he had an affair with Becky Granger (Katherine Kelly).

Meanwhile, it's been revealed Simon - who plays Steve - has had to pull out of filming after being hit with a mystery illness, meaning Corrie bosses are having to rethink his current storylines.

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