CORONATION Street star Lucy Fallon was in floods of tears last night as she said a sad goodbye to Bethany Platt after filming her final scene.
The 24-year-old actress penned a heartfelt farewell message to fans explaining: “I’m writing this with mascara all over my face and tears/snot dripping onto my clothes but that’s a wrap… on what has been the most incredible 5 years of my life.”
She shot her final scenes on Thursday afternoon surrounded by her real-life family in the Platt’s lounge and shared a string of pictures from her time on the soap online.
Posting on Instagram, she wrote: “It’s so crazy to me that 5 years ago, I had just finished 6th form and had no idea what direction life was going to take me in.
“I never in a million years expected that I would be calling Gail platt a friend. But here we are… and I’m grateful for every single second of it.
“It’s such a cliche, but the platt family really are a second family to me. And I will forever be in debt to them.
“They have taught me everything I know… who needs a degree and drama school when you have the PLATts????
“To the cast, crew, and everyone in between, I will hold you all in my heart for the rest of my life.
“And to the viewers, thank you for the endless amount of support I have received over the years.
“And to you bethany… oh what fun we’ve had. But it’s not goodbye, just see ya later ♥️.”
However, the star is set to remain on our screens for several weeks to come as Bethany’s final scenes are not expected to air until March.
Earlier this week, Lucy had a boozy leaving party with her co-stars co-stars Tina O’Brien, Jack P Shepherd, Sally Ann Matthews and Colson Smith.
It began with a dinner in Manchester and moved on to Vina Karaoke in the heart of the city, where Jack sung Elton John’s Rocket Man, while Tina, who plays Sarah Platt, did a version of Proud Mary.