Eileen Derbyshire leaving Coronation Street?

Eileen Derbyshire is taking leave from 'Coronation Street'. The 84-year-old actress - who has played the ITV soap's longest running female character, Emily Bishop, since 1961 - is reportedly set to take six months away from the show. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Eileen asked for a few months off from filming and she is due to leave early in the New Year. ''She is obviously a big loss to the show, even if it really is temporary, because she's one of the most recognisable characters on the cobbles. And so many other popular cast members are heading for the door.'' It is
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