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'Coronation Street': Stephanie Cole leaves Sylvia Goodwin role

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Coronation Street star Stephanie Cole has left the soap.

The actress, who plays Roy Cropper's no-nonsense mother Sylvia Goodwin, recently filmed her character's departure.

Stephanie Cole as Sylvia Goodwin in Coronation Street

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Stephanie Cole as Sylvia Goodwin



Sylvia's exit scenes will air on screen this month, forming part of her daughter-in-law Hayley's cancer storyline, according to The Sun.

Writing on Twitter today (August 2), a Coronation Street spokesperson confirmed that Cole has finished filming "for the time being".

Cole was cast in Coronation Street in December 2010 and made her first appearance as Sylvia the following April.

Her major storylines have included bonding with Roy, facing up to the truth of Hayley's past, and finding love with wealthy Milton Fanshaw.

More recently, Sylvia has been supporting the Croppers following Hayley's pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

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