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Alison King explains four-month 'Coronation Street' break

Coronation Street's Alison King has explained her upcoming four-month break from the soap.

The Carla Connor actress, who announced her Weatherfield hiatus last month, revealed that she endeavours to go on holiday with fiancé Adam Huckett and 3-year-old daughter Daisy Mae.

Carla Connor from Coronation Street


Peter Barlow from Coronation Street


The star told Soaplife: "It's three years since I had a baby and I've been working for all of that time so I haven't been able to spend too much time with my family.

"I plan to have a nice holiday and spend time at home getting jobs done on the house, all very normal stuff."

However, King insisted that she "loves playing Carla" and will return to filming on October 1.

Chris Gascoyne, who plays King's on-screen boyfriend Peter Barlow, is also exiting the ITV serial temporarily to spend more time with his family.

Carla is already in a foul mood when she arrives back at the flat to find Peter drunk and loses it


Carla and Peter go for dinner and its obvious that Peter is lost without Simon. Carla asks him if he would consider having kids of their own


Gascoyne said shortly after the announcement: "You don't get a rest because there's no end to this show and when you have got big storyline after big storyline you get very tired and you're not really on top of your work.

"So much so I just needed a break to refresh myself and then come back and I'll be fine."

The pair's characters Carla and Peter will escape the country together, but viewers are left to wonder whether they will flee with young Simon. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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