Four 'Coronation Street' stars have today been reportedly tipped to leave the soap at the end of their current contracts.
Holly Quin-Ankrah, Will Thorp and Finton Flynn - who play trio Cheryl, Chris and Russ - are among the cast members bowing out towards the end of the year, according to reports in The People and the News of the World today.
Sacha Parkinson - better known as Sophie Webster's girlfriend Sian Powers - will also reportedly depart the cobbles in early 2012.
The decision to make these changes was apparently confirmed at a recent Corrie storyline conference, where upcoming plot-lines were planned by the soap's team of writers and producers.
In a forthcoming twist, estranged couple Cheryl and Chris are expected to reunite and leave the Street with son Russ, leaving their new partners Lloyd and Maria heartbroken.
Sian has also been tipped for heartache before her departure as The People claims that Sophie is to embark on a new relationship with Dev Alahan's daughter Amber, who is returning to the programme later in the year.