End of an Eva; WEEK WATCH after Seven Years Playing Feisty Barmaid Eva Price, Catherine Tyldesley Is Leaving the Coronation Street Cobbles. the Actress Talks to Georgia Humphreys about Her Intense Final Scenes, Her Plans for the Future and the Impact of the Soap's Recent Suicide Storyline

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End of an Eva; WEEK WATCH after Seven Years Playing Feisty Barmaid Eva Price, Catherine Tyldesley Is Leaving the Coronation Street Cobbles. the Actress Talks to Georgia Humphreys about Her Intense Final Scenes, Her Plans for the Future and the Impact of the Soap's Recent Suicide Storyline


T'S been a tearful time for Catherine Tyldesley lately.

IHer character on Coronation Street, Eva Price, has faced a heart-breaking few months after her ex-boyfriend, Aidan Connor (played by Shayne Ward) took his own life.

And then there's the fact the Manchester-born actress, 34, is bidding farewell to the cobbles, with her emotional final scenes due to air next week.

"There's zero point in me wearing mascara or fake tan at my leaving do because I'll be a streaky mess," admits the chirpy mum-of-one, who joined the ITV soap in 2011. "I'm gonna cry a lot."

She adds matter-of-factly: "Corrie has completely changed my life. I can't say I've grown up on the show, but in a way I have - I met my husband while I've been filming here and had my baby.

"I feel I've gone through so much personally alongside the show. It has been home."

In true soap fashion, we can expect Eva's exit scenes, which take place at the inquest into Aidan's death, to be an intense watch.

We see her turn up to give evidence at the last minute, with her daughter Susie (who she had with Aidan) in tow, just as Aidan's dad, Johnny, is beginning to give up hope he will be able to see his granddaughter one more time.

"It brings unity and peace for good with the Connors, in as much she says to them: 'I want Susie to know who her father was, and her family, so you must come and visit me'," suggests Tyldesley, who's also starred in BBC drama Lilies. "That's really nice."

As the inquest ends, Eva's sister, Toyah, begs her to stay in Weatherfield but it seems her mind is already made up, and she thinks it's best for everyone if she goes.

With lots of emotional scenes involving her character recently, the response from fans has been huge - particularly following Aidan's suicide storyline, with Tyldesley revealing she and Ward have been inundated with messages.

"Obviously we're actors so we refer them to people that can help," she elaborates. "Some of them have been utterly heartbreaking. People right on the edge: 'I tried it last week' type of thing - and 'This storyline has helped me and I'm going speak to somebody'.

"It's been mind-blowing, but fantastic. Not only have these storylines helped hundreds of people but they've saved lives. I think that's phenomenal."

It's also made her think more about the mental health of people around her.

"By the time you get to my age, generally people are all affected by suicide in some way," she notes. …

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