CORONATION Street bosses have revealed that Anne Kirkbride is not taking a break because of a medical emergence, after it was revealed she was taking a three-month break from the show.
The actress, who plays Deirdre Barlow on the long-running soap, has been granted extra time off by show bosses to be taken after her current eight week break.
However, when fans speculated as to why, a spokesperson was forced to confirm that it wasn’t for any medical emergency.
The reason for her request for an extended leave has yet to be disclosed though, with her spokespeople simply saying it was for “personal issues.”
They have, however, revealed that they were “happy to grant” her the break from her role.
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