Steve Huison says it was 'painful' saying goodbye to his Coronation Street castmates. The Leeds actor admitted he was very moved to be filming his final scenes as taxi driver Eddie Windass yesterday (Thursday). "Eddie's last scenes shot today. Very emotional they were too. A morning spent with crying actors. Then hung up his dog-bed coat and left," he tweeted. "It's amazing how close one gets to people in two and half years, crew included. Very painful having to say goodbye. But isn't life about loss?" he added. Steve, who made his first on-screen appearance as dishevelled Eddie in November 2008, refused to divulge any details about his forthcoming departure on his Twitter page. "A few people asking how Eddie leaves. Don't spoil the story. Wait and see," he teased. "As far as I know Eddie's departure will hit your magic lanterns round about April 25. But the question is, what cake to bake?" And the 47-year-old hinted he would be putting up some Eddie mementos for sale. "Few things to auction for charity over next few weeks. The tasteful red shirt as worn in the crash. How did this manky bandage get in here?" Steve wrote.
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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