Alison takes a break from Corrie
Actress Alison King who plays Carla Connor in Coronation Street is taking a break from the soap for "creative reasons" next year.
She has told producers that she wants "to try her hand at other projects" before returning to the dramas in Weatherfield.
Writers will now come up with an "enthralling exit" for the character who has been a regular in the ITV soap for nine years, according to a Coronation Street spokesman.
The mini-bus crash and her brother Rob's handover to the police after Tina McIntyre's murder are among the big stories in which King (above) has recently appeared.