Kate Ford to leave Corrie after brief return

Kate Ford has said she is leaving

Coronation Street again after her current stint on the show, due to missing her baby son.

According to the News Of The World, the 33-year-old – who recently made an explosive return to the show as Tracy Barlow – has said she won’t renew her contract beyond the initial six months as she is finding it difficult to cope with being away from two-year-old Otis.

And the paper reports that she told a friend: “It’s really stressful right now as I hate being away from Otis.

“I am back at Corrie for four more months and then I’ll come back to London to find work. We have good contacts – so hopefully I’ll find something.”

Tracy Barlow returned to Weatherfield last month and has already made her mark, falling out with both Gail McIntyre and Becky McDonald, before she was found beaten unconscious on New Year’s Eve.

Producers had hoped she would extend her contract to remain on the show beyond the initial six months.

“We are all disappointed Kate will not be staying on as she is such a brilliant actress and Tracy is such an iconic character,” an insider said. “But we knew it was just a test to see how she coped living away from Otis.

“We have done everything possible to make the separation as easy as we could – but she misses him terribly. We hope she comes back again.”