We say goodbye to Corrie's Kylie Platt and actress Paula Lane. She entered and left Coronation Street in dramatic fashion...
After much anticipation, tragedy has struck on Coronation Street for Kylie Platt, and she was violently stabbed by thug Clayton only metres from her friends and family. There wasn’t a dry eye as David said a tearful farewell to his spirited wife, and fans of the soap waved goodbye to actress Paula Lane. She’s played Kylie since 2010… and starred in over 600 episodes of ITV’s hit soap!
Let’s look at Kylie’s not-so-lucky time on Corrie’s cobbles…
Kylie Turner, as she was first known when she arrived on the cobbles in 2010, has had some cracking storylines and has undergone a classic Corrie transformation in her six years on the soap.
From the offset Kylie had a rough start. Her back story was harrowing – raised by a drug addict mother and abusive father. Pregnant at 19, Kylie gave birth to a baby boy, Max. Max’s dad was a villain by the name of Callum Logan (Sean Ward). When Callum was jailed, Kylie was left homeless and struggling to cope and Max was taken into foster care.
Kylie was introduced to the Street as the half-sister of another troubled soul, Becky Granger (Katherine Kelly) and she didn’t wait long to start shaking things up.
Since her debut, Kylie has been involved in some seriously disturbing storylines – selling Max to Steve McDonald and half-sister Becky for £20,000; marrying David Platt after meeting him in Tenerife, where she worked as a cage dancer called Candy; having a one night stand with her husband’s brother Nick and not knowing which of them was the father of her second child Lily.
Worse was to come, when she renewed her acquaintance with Callum and became a drug addict, which eventually led to her killing him to stop him attacking Sarah Platt, then burying him under the floorboards of Gail’s annexe.
Originally cast as a manipulative, game-playing minx, Kylie Platt grew to become one of Coronation Street’s favourite characters. As sad as it to see her leave and never to return, we can’t wait to see what actress Paula Lane does next.
What lies ahead for David?