Corrie’s Jacob star Jack James Ryan emotional as ‘brilliant’ co-star quits ITV soap
Jack James Ryan, a star of Coronation Street, broke down in tears as he said goodbye to a leaving co-star.
The ITV cobbles actor, who portrays Amy Barlow’s lover Jacob Hay, praised the “great” actress on Twitter after learning that she would be departing the serial this week.
For nine episodes of the Weatherfield-based soap opera, Lucy Avison portrayed Chloe Pearson, the social worker assigned to Abi’s son Alfie Franklin.
After the passing of Alfie’s father, Imran Habeeb, there was a protracted custody dispute; Abi was ultimately placed in temporary foster care under Wendy Crozier’s watchful eye.
Lucy has now clarified that even though her original contract was for just one episode, it ended up lasting longer than she had anticipated.
On Wednesday, July 27, she wrote on Twitter: “Hey people! Just wanted to let you know that tonight is my final performance on @itvcorrie as Chloe Pearson.
What began as one episode turned into nine since I had such a lovely experience! I am so excited to see what happens next and will always be grateful for the opportunity xx.
Jack James replied to her article in a timely manner, saying, “You’ve been wonderful Lucy xx.”
Vicky Myers, who plays DS Swain, concurred, saying, “It was a pleasure to meet you Lucy and you were amazing, as always! I hope to run into you again!”
A different admirer remarked, “You were brilliant. Another social media user wrote: “You’ve played her so well! I hope you get to come back but I don’t want Abi and Kevin to have any more issues! Excellent work, and best of luck with the future.
“You did a great job! Good luck on your new journey, wrote another user.
Fourth supporter’s cheeky response: “Lucy, best of luck in the future! By the conclusion of Wednesday’s episode, Chloe may be needed once more sooner rather than later.
Lucy has appeared in several other works in addition to Corrie, including the short Liverpool Bounty and a Lockdown Guerilla Shakespeare Festival episode.
Along with appearing in advertisements for Hotels.com, she has also performed in plays such as Oliver Twist, As You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet.