A newcomer to Coronation Street has already confirmed her exit from the show in a post to fans on social media.

Karen Rutherford, who is played by Lynn Kennedy revealed to viewers of the ITV show that she was signing off and would not appear again.

In a post on Instagram, featuring a selfie of the TV actor in her dressing room, she said: "And just like that, Karen’s off. Bye @coronationstreet it’s been amazing!"

Karen appeared at the Rovers Return Inn to warn Daisy, played by Charlotte Jordan, about her brother Justin's (Andrew Still) behaviour, leading to a darker storyline amid Lynn's exit.

A few weeks later on the ITV show, Justin was arrested after he returned to the Coronation Street pub with the intention of harming his sister with acid.

Daisy was saved when Ryan, played by Ryan Prescott, jumped in the way of the brutal attack.

This led to a trial over his actions, seeing Justin face justice for his crimes with a judge sentencing him at a later date.

Karen's name was brought up again when Ryan revealed to Daisy that someone had been catfishing him and pretending to be Crystal.

However, he is unaware that Daisy is actually behind the whole scheme but to cover for this she told a friend that Karen was responsible.

Corrie fans send well-wishes to 'brilliant' Lynn Kennedy as she confirms exit from ITV soap

Fans took to social media to wish Lynn Kennedy well with one ITV viewer telling the actor: "You were great in corrie, hope we see your character again 👀."

One fan added: "You and actor Andrew Still really were both absolutely brilliant, fantastic and amazing when you both played as Karen and Justin Rutherford in Coronation Street."

Another simply said: "I really really like you are a nice actress."

Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 pm on ITV1.