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Coronation Street legend leaves soap

Coronation Street fans were left surprised when a fan favorite left Weatherfield unexpectedly. Ayla Nazir, played by actress Sair Khan, left the cobbles in a taxi in a low-key departure, aired during Wednesday’s episode.

This moment was understandably overshadowed by the drama surrounding the disappearance of Lauren Bolton and the return of Nathan Curtis. Ayla traveled to Dublin for a six-month internship with law firm Fabian.

In real life, actress Sair, 36, is pregnant with her first child and is expected to give birth any day now. She and her boyfriend Nathan Chilton announced they were going to become parents in December.

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Ayla traveled to Dublin for work – Credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

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Sair is expected to give birth to a baby in the spring any day now -Credit: sairkhan/instagram

Viewers expected Ayla to leave due to Sair’s pregnancy, but her departure happened without much fanfare and her grandmother Yasmeen waved her off. It also came just two episodes after a new storyline for Ayla was teased.

She began exploring a romantic relationship with former boss Adam Barlow in shock scenes, with the pair sharing a passionate kiss. This had raised hopes among fans that a new relationship would blossom, but Ayla’s new job in Ireland meant the couple were calling time on their romance.

However, it looks like Corrie bosses could be ready to pick up the story when Ayla returns. Yasmeen hinted that Ayla was pining for Adam, saying: “I can feel the tension between you two.”

Ayla insisted nothing could happen to Adam now she was moving, but she also said she wouldn’t look for love in Dublin either. Yasmeen asked: “Maybe you can find a nice Irish boy without complications?”

“Why do I have to find a boy? I’d rather just go do my job,” Ayla replied, seeming to imply that she might wait for Adam. He also gave him a parting gift: a book on the teachings of law that he signed with “Love Adam x”.

Although their relationship may seem unexpected, both have had their share of heartbreak in the past and could be just what the other needs to help each other heal and move forward.

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Sparks flew between Ayla and Adam

Over the years, Alya has been romantically involved with Gary Windass (Mikey North), Luke Britton (Dean Fagan), and Ryan Connor (Ryan Prescott). She ended relations with the latter in 2021 after he was suspected of infidelity with Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan).

On the other hand, Adam’s marriage to Sarah Barlow (Tina O’Brien) recently ended after she left him for Damon Hays (Ciarán Griffiths).