Coronation Street Star Says Emotional Goodbye After 16 Years

Coronation Street’s beloved star Alex Bain, who has portrayed Simon Barlow for over 16 years, has confirmed his departure from the iconic soap opera. The 22-year-old actor expressed his mixed emotions about leaving behind the character that has been a significant part of his life.

In an interview with ITV, Alex shared his feelings about bidding farewell to Simon, stating that he will miss the character as they have shared a special bond over the years. However, he also expressed his happiness that Simon’s storyline is concluding on a positive note, sailing off into the sunset with his father Peter Barlow, played by Chris Gascoyne.

The young actor described his final scene as “incredibly emotional,” revealing that his parents were present to witness this significant moment. He also shared the surreal experience of filming with his parents in the background of a scene, reflecting on the support they have provided throughout his time on the show.

Alex Bain’s departure from Coronation Street marks the end of an era for the character of Simon Barlow, leaving fans both sad to see him go but also hopeful for his future adventures.