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1 of 1 Dennis Tanner will leave the Street next summer
Dennis Tanner will leave the Street next summer

Dennis Tanner is set to say farewell to the famous Weatherfield cobbles next summer.

It has been confirmed that 77-year-old Philip Lowrie, who plays Dennis Tanner on the soap, is leaving Coronation Street once again next summer. 

A spokesperson for the show has revealed that his departure will come after a big storyline with his on-screen wife Rita (Barbara Knox) – although it is thought she will not be leaving the Street with him.

The show insider said: "Dennis won't be killed off and the door will be left open for a possible return." 

Lowrie originally played Elsie Tanner's (Pat Phoenix) son Dennis from 1960 to 1968.

He returned to the role in 2011, 43 years later, for which he was awarded a Guinness World Record.

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