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23rd Jan 2019

Coronation Street fan favourite to be killed off in ‘heartbreaking’ storyline

Keeley Ryan

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Coronation Street’s Rana Habeeb is reportedly set to be killed off in an upcoming heartbreaking storyline.

Bhavna Limbachia – the actress who has played Rana since 2016 – confirmed she would be exiting the long running soap this morning [Wednesday, January 23].

In a message shared on Twitter, she thanked fans for support as she confirmed that her “journey at Coronation Street will be coming to an end.”

She said:

“I just wanted to give you a little message to say thank you so much for following Rana’s journey and for the continued support of the storyline.

“I do have some news – my journey at Coronation Street will be coming to an end. I’ve had a wonderful time and there’s still lots to film.

“I am really grateful to Iain our producer for respecting my decision to leave and we’ve come up with a wonderful exit storyline.”

The full details about Rana’s Coronation Street exit are being kept under wraps – although The Sun report that initial plans for the storyline involved her dying on her wedding day to Kate Connor.

A source told the publication:

“This will devastate fans of the show who have grown to love Kate and Rana, who they nicknamed Kana.

“This was very much Bhavna’s decision, she told Kate Oates last year she wanted to try other things, and sat down with Iain the minute he joined.

“She wanted Rana to be killed off as she didn’t like the idea of just splitting them upas it would upset the fans of the show.

“The scenes will be heartbreaking to watch. Rana will die in Kate’s arms.”