Kym Marsh thanks fans after announcing shock Corrie departure

Kym Marsh has praised her fans after she announced she's leaving Coronation Street after 13 years.

On Monday the former Hear'Say singer-turned-actress revealed that she would be leaving the soap, which she joined back in 2006.

Writing on Twitter she thanked her fans for their support and that she felt 'overwhelmed.'

"Overwhelmed with all your lovely messages today. I have read and truly appreciate every single one of them," Marsh wrote.

42-year-old Marsh has been inundated with fans' well-wishes after she announced her shock departure.

One wrote: 'It's an understatement to say that you'll be missed very much but good luck with everything you go on to do. Hope you'll return to Corrie one day.'

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Kym Marsh attending the Inside Soap Awards 2016 held at The Hippodrome Casino in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 3, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Soap. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Kym Marsh arriving at The Sun Military Awards 2018 held at Whitehall, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
File photo dated 06/10/17 of Coronation Street's Kym Marsh who has told how listening to her unborn grandson's heartbeat at a scan gave her comfort on the 10th anniversary of the death of her son.
Coronation Street's Kym Marsh during a high intensity gym workout as she launches her own fitness DVD at Queen's Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield.
Kym Marsh and Scott Ratcliffe arriving at The Sun Military Awards 2018 held at Whitehall, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Freya Lewis wins the Young Fundraiser Award, presented by Kym Marsh, at the NHS Heroes Awards at the Hilton Hotel in London.
Gobi, winner of the Inspirational Animal Of The Year award with Dion Leonard, presented by Kym Marsh, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Kym Marsh attending the British Soap Awards 2017, held at the Lowry Theatre, in Salford, Manchester. Photo Copyright should read Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Matt Baker and Kym Marsh attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2016, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Kym Marsh attending the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 28, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Soap. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Emily Mae Cunliffe and Kym Marsh (right) attending the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 28, 2016. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Soap. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, 39, winner of the Rear of the year Award for 2015, with her award at Salford Quays, Manchester.
Kym Marsh attending the British Soap Awards at the Palace Hotel, Manchester.
Kym Marsh and Anthony Cotton arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
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Kym Marsh arriving for the 2010 British Soap Awards at the ITV Studios, South Bank, London.
Celebrity Mum of the Year Kym Ryder, 31 from Warrington, arrives with her mum Pauline for the Tesco Magazine Mum of the Year 2008 Awards, at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in central London.
Charlie Clements, Kym Ryder and Jake Wood in the press room at the 2007 National Televsision Awards (NTA's) at the Royal Albert Hall, west London.
Myleene Klass (left) hugs Kym Ryder at the TRIC (Television Radio Industries Club) 2007 Annual Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.
Kym Ryder attending the The 2006 TV Quick and TV Choice Awards, Dorchester Hotel, London.
Gemma Atkinson and Kym Ryder arriving.
Kym Ryder, Chris Greener tallest man in the world and Wayne Sleep attend the Guinness World Records - 50th Anniversary Party at the Royal Opera House on November 16, 2004 in London. ©suzan/allactiondigital.com
Stephane Anelli, Kym Ryder and Shaun Williamson launch the West End musical Saturday Night Fever, at the Apollo Theatre, London. Doug Peters/allactiondigital.com
Kym Ryder launches the West End musical Saturday Night Fever, at the Apollo Theatre, London. Doug Peters/allactiondigital.com
Phil Taylor with singer Kym Ryder after he won the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship Final against Kevin Painter at the Circus Tavern, Purfleet in Essex. Taylor won by 7 sets to 6.
Kym Ryder performs live at Party In The Park.
Members of the "Popstars" television band (L-R) Noel Sullivan, Suzanne Shaw, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, and Danny Foster, pose for photographers during their first media appearance in London February 5, 2001. Ten million TV viewers tuned into the popular programme to find out which of the 3000 original hopefuls made up the final five members of the band.
Members of the "Popstars" television band (L-R) Noel Sullivan, Suzanne Shaw, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, and Danny Foster, pose for photographers during their first media appearance in London February 5, 2001. Ten million TV viewers tuned into the popular programme to find out which of the 3000 original hopefuls made up the final five members of the band. IW/PS
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While another agreed: 'Gonna miss you SO much☹️ I've loved you since you first came into it & you've been absolutely beyond incredible the whole time.'

But some of her followers wrote that while they think Marsh is a great actress, they believe her character – Michelle Connor – storyline's have run their course.

With one follower writing: 'In fairness there were no more credible story lines left for Michelle. The son story amongst others terrible. Hope you will go onto much better things.'

Marsh announced in a formal press statement on Monday that she would be leaving the soap, but that an eventual return will more than likely be on the cards:

"When I was lucky enough to be offered four episodes on Coronation Street I could never in my wildest dreams have thought I'd be here 13 years later.

"It's been an incredibly difficult decision but it feels like the right time for me to take a break from the show and explore some other roles.

"But this isn't the last you've heard of Michelle Connor, she'll be back! I can't wait to see what the writers have in store for the future."

Marsh was last in the headlines back in November when she announced she is to be a grandmother at aged 42. Her daughter, 21-year-old Emilie is expecting her first child.

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