The star, who plays Eva Price on the ITV soap, will be leaving after eight years at Corrie.

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has said the door will remain open after she leaves the cobbles.

The star, 34, who plays Eva Price on the ITV soap, will be making her exit after eight years at Corrie.

“It’s a huge change….It’s not a question of me not being happy. It’s just something that I wanted to do,” she told Loose Women.

“I’m so lucky. I’ve loved absolutely second of it. We’ve got the most amazing things coming up.”

Asked if her character would be killed off, she told the ITV show: “As far as I’m aware the door is being left open which I’m truly grateful for.

“It’s like a second home to me. I’d love to see her (Eva) when she’s 80-odd, boobs up to her eyeballs!”

The actress said of co-star Shayne Ward – who plays her ex-flame Aidan Connor – in the soap: “He’s leaving before me.”

Catherine also told the ITV show she was a big fan of meditation, although not necessarily the type enjoyed by her friend.

“My friend was telling me about this new group she attended…. It was a special type of meditation,” she said.

“You raise your legs up a little bit like going to see a gynaecologist… It’s vaginal meditation, so who knew!”

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