Jimi Mistry: ‘No one expected me to leave Corrie this way!’ (VIDEO)

Leanne was overjoyed when boyfriend, Kal, finally popped the question. But her happiness was short-lived, when an explosive fire at Victoria Court proved disastrous for their relationship!

As the residents face the terrible aftermath of the fire, Jimi Mistry talks to us about his shock exit from the series, after an 18-month run as ex-soldier, Kal Nazir.

“I was so pleased to be a part of it. It’s one of the biggest set pieces the show has ever done,” says Jimi. “One of the great things is it was a real shock. People knew I was leaving, but didn’t quite expect I’d be leaving in this fashion. It’s very sad. Even I watched it and went, ‘Poor Kal!'”

Watch the interview with Jimi for more on filming the big stunts, his last day on set… and why the real fire brigade turned up!

A must-see week of Coronation Street continues at 9pm on ITV.

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