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Coronation Street fans spot huge BLUNDER that makes NO sense as Michelle Connor exits the cobbles

Coronation Street viewers are adamant that Michelle Connor shouldn't have left when she did for one very good reason...

Last night's Coronation Street saw legendary character Michelle Connor bid a sad farewell to her life in Weatherfield after 14 years on the cobbles. But fans have spotted there was one thing she failed to do before making her emotional exit...

Christmas has certainly been eventful in Weatherfield, with Robert Preston dead after being shot by a vengeful Derek Milliagn, and Shona Ramsey fighting for her life after being caught up in the siege drama too.

Michelle Connor leaves Coronation Street

Michelle bid a sad farewell on last night's Coronation Street (Picture: ITV)

But while last night's (Friday 27th December) Coronation Street saw a devastated David Platt told that Shona was more or less brain dead, Michelle was preparing to bid a final farewell to her friends and family before moving to Ireland for a fresh start.

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After making the sickening discovery that slimy Ray was the one who had bought the Bistro, Michelle lashed out and started to trash the restaurant before her departure.

Michelle Connor leaves Coronation Street

Everyone came to wave Michelle off... (Picture: ITV)

But thankfully Carla Connor was on hand to make her see sense, and soon Michelle was raising a toast to her time on the cobbles with her friends and family in the pub.

However, fans have noticed that she left before Robert's funeral... and they're not happy!

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Despite the fact she hasn't stuck around to see Robert laid to rest, fans were sad to see Michelle leave the cobbles after so long in Weatherfield.

After saying a sad goodbye to her boys, Michelle jumped into the back of a Streetcars taxi and was driven to the airport by Peter Barlow... heading for a new start over in Ireland.

Michelle Connor leaves Coronation Street

Michelle left Coronation Street last night, but fans aren't happy she didn't stick around for Robert's funeral (Picture: ITV)

But while fans know that this is an extended break for actress Kym Marsh, something tells us we will be seeing Michelle Connor and her shiny hair back on the cobbles in the not too distant future.

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Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


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