Craig Gazey filmed his final scenes as Coronation Street's Graeme Proctor on Thursday and has bid a fond farewell to the cobbles. The 29-year-old actor, who has been in the soap for almost three years, didn't waste any time in looking for work, heading straight to London for meetings about his next acting jobs, before he had even celebrated his leaving party with castmates. Craig tweeted on Friday: "Feels odd to be a jobbing actor once again! En route to London for meetings then straight back North for mine and Graeme Hawley 's leaving do!" Graeme Hawley plays Coronation Street murderer John Stape. On Thursday Graeme tweeted: "So... The day has come... My last day of filming on Les Cobbles. BYE BYE WEATHERFIELD." Speculation is already rife as to how Graeme Proctor will leave the street. During the past few months, former jailbird Graeme has appeared to be head over heels in love with Tina McIntyre, but the sham marriage between him and their friend Xin will reportedly eventually become real. The scenes are set to take place at the end of this month, with Craig making his final appearance in June.
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