Actress Tina O’Brien has revealed that, despite looking ahead to her career after Coronation Street, there will be tears when she leaves the soap.

The 24-year-old star, who has played Sarah-Louise Platt for the past eight years, films her final scenes in Weatherfield in the middle of November.

But Tina, who is heading straight off to play Cinderella in panto, admits that she will miss life in Weatherfield.

“I don’t even want to talk about it – I get dead sad!” she confessed.

As well as leaving behind her on- and off-screen boyfriend, Ryan Thomas, she said that she will really miss the crew of the long-running soap.

“You don’t really get to see what goes on behind the scenes but they are the nicest bunch of people,” she said, “and they work so hard, they work incredibly hard.”

As for what life has in store for Tina after the pantomime season finishes, she’s open-minded, but admits she would absolutely love to star in a costume piece, saying: “I’d love to do a period drama, wouldn’t every woman?”

In Wednesday night’s hour-long episode of Coronation Street, Sarah-Louise and Jason are due to get married – but all eyes are on whether Sarah’s evil brother David (played by Jack P Shepherd) will spoil her big day…