Coronation Street legend shuts down reports the soap is in crisis

Coronation Street bosses have found themselves in the spotlight recently, with a string of cast members leaving the show.

However, Helen Worth has shut down claims there is a crisis backstage – following reports actors are unhappy with ‘gruelling hours and a toxic atmosphere’.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, the Gail Rodwell star praised the ITV soap as a ‘fantastic place to work’.

So that’s that then.

‘It’s fantastic, it’s a fabulous place to work,’ the 68-year-old told Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway. ‘I work with an amazing family, and have been working with them for a long time.

‘Everyone who joins us seems to join in with us.’

The soap veteran did admit it is ‘hard work’ behind the scenes, but insists she has loved every second of her 45 years on the show.

‘Yes it’s hard work, there are six episodes a week, but the camaraderie is fantastic and we’re all in it together,’ she added.

‘I wouldn’t have changed any of it, really.’

Helen’s words come after a host of stars revealed they would be leaving the cobbles over the last year.

Lucy Fallon, Faye Brookes, Bhavna Limbachia, Kym Marsh and Katie McGlynn are just some of the names who have announced their departures from Weatherfield.

While Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) confirmed she would be taking a leave of absence.

The exodus has sparked speculation over what is happening backstage.

But Lucy – who plays Bethany Platt – commented on her exit, explaining her decision was made a while ago.

She wrote at the time: ‘Just to clarify, my decision to leave was made in August last year and has nothing to do with ANYONE at Coronation Street.’

While it has been reported Faye (Kate Connor) is taking time out to explore new opportunities and spend more time with fiancé Gareth Gates.

Good Morning Britain continues on weekdays, at 6am, on ITV.

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