Ryan Thomas quits Coronation Street after 15 years as Jason Grimshaw

Published Wednesday, Oct 7 2015, 09:22 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ryan Thomas has quit Coronation Street.

The actor – who plays builder Jason Grimshaw – has confirmed he'll be leaving the ITV soap next year after 15 years on the cobbles.

Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas at the opening of Pilates Performance in Rathfarnham, Dublin


In a statement, he said: "It has been a great privilege to be in Coronation Street for the past 15 years. The cast and crew are amongst the best in the business and to have had the chance to be a part of it for so long has been an amazing experience.

"The decision to leave was an extremely difficult one but I felt that now was the right time to spread my wings and try other roles. I'm just excited now to see what exit storyline the writers give Jason."

Producer Stuart Blackburn added: "Ryan has been an important part of Coronation Street for 15 years. We wish him every success when he moves on next year and we appreciate his desire to try new things. In the coming months he'll be at the heart of a massive story, affecting not just his family but the Websters and the Windasses too which will take us well into 2016."

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