Coronation Street Spoilers: Natalie Gumede has quit her role as Kirsty Soames!

by Anna Howell

It would appear that Coronation Street fans all over the country may get the happy ending they have been praying for in the current domestic violence storyline as Natalie Gumede has revealed that she is quitting her role as Kirsty Soames!

Fans of the award-winning ITV soap will know how Natalie’s character, Kirsty Soames, has been secretly abusing her almost-husband, Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) for the best part of a year.

However, it is Tyrone himself who is currently behind bars on an assault charge after Kirsty slipped when trying to hit him, fell down the stairs and then accused him of doing to her what she had in fact been doing to him.

Bosses at the hit soap have remained tight lipped about what the outcome of this story will be, even going as far as to film two different endings – one with Tyrone being sent down for crimes he didn’t commit, and the other with Kirsty being sent to prison after the truth is exposed.

However, today’s news would suggest that they may have decided on a happy ending after all, as Natalie Gumede took to social networking site, Twitter, to announce that she is leaving the show .

Gumede posted to fans on the site on Friday:

‘I can now confirm what you all suspected: #Corrie is on a Kirsty countdown!! The last 18 months have been incredible, thank you all so much!’

As well as acknowledging her on-screen partner, Alan Halsall who plays Tyrone Dobbs, of whom she said:

‘Thank you @alanhalsall for your generosity as a person and as an actor! And all of my castmates, crewmates and all who look after us so well,’
‘Your support has touched me greatly, and working with the #Corrie team has been an honour and a pleasure!,’

With regards to her future, she continued:

‘After my final #Corrie filming day next week, I will look back with love, and look forward to new adventures xxx,’

Watch Natalie receiving the award fir best newcomer at this year’s National Television Awards in the clip below:


  1. G on February 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Oh she quit, I thought they let her go. I hope this doesn’t mean the ending will be rushed.

  2. Fan of the Show on February 25, 2013 at 12:01 am

    to G: hope they won’t rush the ending? They have been dragging this story line on forever, how can it be rushed?!! Glad it will be over. But she played the part amazingly!!

  3. Lucy R on February 25, 2013 at 8:41 am

    It really is time this story ended and if they wish to give any support to men in abusive situations it can only have one outcome. I am glad it is over and a good outcome will be seen. Which does not say I am glad they ran this story line, because men in this situation need support.

  4. Daisy Chain on February 25, 2013 at 10:40 am

    The ending wont be rushed. If she is only just filmimg her final scenes,she’ll be on screen for weeks yet. Can’t wait for this story to be wound up they have milked it so long it has turned sour.

  5. cindy on February 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    she did an amazing job with this character….buttt im kinda glad she quit so the story line could end…..she did an awesome, awesome job getting us to hate her character.. she played it veryyyyy well.. one could go on….for you haters out there….you will never forget her.. so take a bow Natalie..a true corrie fan will never forget you!!! well done!!! hope to see you back!! buttttttt as a changed person…..(smirks)………good luck to you ,,i will miss your character i would have liked to see her admitting she needed help…..from a tiny dot in ontario Canada..

  6. Sarah J on February 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

    They have dragged this story line on for so long that I have stopped watching Corrie altogether, after 20 years! If it was Eastenders that I wanted then I would simply turn over and watch it!!!!

  7. J on February 27, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I had a love hate with Naalie’s character. Would of loved to have seen her get help and stay on. But this story line as dragged on too long. So I honestly hope they do rush the end… but it better be a good one for Tyrone. She will be missed as she was very good at her charcater and will be sad to see her go… but not if they kept her the way she was.

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