A report in The Mirror claims that show bosses are considering a heartbreaking send-off for Hayley, which would see her pass away from terminal cancer.
However, Hayley fans may not have to reach for the tissues just yet, as a Coronation Street spokesperson told Digital Spy this morning that the character's exit has yet to be decided.
The representative said: "No discussions have been had yet about Hayley's departure storyline. She is on screen till the end of this year and any reports are pure guesswork and speculation."
Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays Hayley, last week announced her decision to leave Coronation Street to pursue new projects.
Speaking at the time, she explained: "I've had the most wonderful and happy time in the life-changing 15/16 years I've been in Corrie, and I owe so much to the show and the special team that make it happen."
Coronation Street continues on Wednesday (January 16) at 7.30pm on ITV.
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