Coronation Streets Alina Pop star Ruxandra Porojnicu confirms soap exit after two years

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Coronation Street star Ruxandra Porojnicu has confirmed her exit from the ITV soap.

The actress, 28, joined the cobbles in 2019 as Alina Pop and her character has been part of several dramatic storylines over the past two years.

During Wednesday's episode, Alina decided to leave Weatherfield after discovering that Tyrone Dobbs had lied to her and even kissed his ex Fiz Stape.

After discovering that she was pregnant, Tyrone quickly rushed after Alina where he was able to talk to her before she departed the cobbles in a taxi.

Alina told Tyrone that he will have nothing to do with her baby, she said: "This baby will have nothing to do with you. So get that into your thick skull and quickly!"

The character said that she was going home to Romania, declaring: "For once in my life, I'm pleasing myself, finally."

To which a crying Tyrone pleaded: "Don't do this to me, please!" as he chased after her taxi.

Taking to Instagram after the scenes, actress Ruxandra, who plays Alina, shared a picture of herself with co-star Alan Halsall.

She penned: "And that’s a wrap on Corrie! Thanks to everyone who encouraged and supported me. It meant so much.

"I worked with some of the finest people, who are not only extremely talented but very humble and caring. They made me feel welcome and a part of this beautiful family. TA EVERYONE! – people up north are well nice," followed by a heart emoji.

Coronation Street's official Instagram shared Ruxandra's post and added: "We'll miss you Alina."

It is not known whether Ruxandra will be returning to the cobbles in the future and the character will make one more appearance on Thursday's episode. OK! has contacted ITV for further comment.

Several of Ruxandra's Coronation Street co-stars were quick to comment on her post while the actress' fans were left confused over the exit, as it hasn't previously been revealed.

Colson Smith put: "All the best Rox," followed by a series of emojis.

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While Georgia Taylor added: "Oh darling you're like sunshine. You've been a joy. All the best for the future, you beaut," followed by a kiss emoji.

One follower commented: "Why are you leaving? You are one of my favourite characters."

While a different account added: "You kept that quiet. Will you be coming back?' followed by upset emojis.

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