Coronation Street star Alex Bain is reportedly leaving the ITV soap, after 15 years.

Alex, who plays Simon Barlow on the show, has reportedly quit the show with reports that his storyline will conclude in the summer.

An anonymous source told a national newspaper: “Alex is sad to be leaving Coronation Street because it really is like a family — but he realises that the time is right to move on.

“He’s very excited about the future and other opportunities.”

ITV has been approached for more information.

Now aged 22, Alex joined Coronation Street in 2008 aged just seven-years-old.

The show’s producers have given Alex many challenging and hard-hitting story lines over the years, including when the rogue teen became abusive towards his step-mum Leanne Battersby after she adopted him.

In 2011, Alex was awarded Best Young Performance at the British Soap Awards.

Alex, from Blackburn, has a daughter with ex-girlfriend Levi Selby and became a dad aged 17.

Earlier this year Alex reported split from his fiancée Mollie Lockwood.

Several photos were removed from his official Instagram page, including pictures he took with Mollie.

The pair, who first started dating in 2019, told a national magazine that Alex asked the question while watching the sunset from the balcony in their room during a romantic night in Chester.