North, who plays Gary Windass, said that he is "devastated" to see Huison depart as Eddie Windass.
He told Holy Soap: "I am so gutted to see him go because your parents on screen do become like real parents in a way.
"Being at work so often you spend more time with them than you do your real folks sometimes."
North also explained that he is certain his co-star will continue to be successful.
He added: "I am devastated he's going but he's such a good actor I'm sure he'll go on to other things. Debbie [Rush, who plays Anna Windass] and I will certainly miss him."