Former Cold Feet star John Thompson is bidding farewell to Coronation Street.
The actor, who played children's entertainer Jesse Chadwick, has apparently agreed with bosses that the character has run his course.
"Everyone thinks Jesse has done all he can, so it's time to move on," a source from the soap says.
John first appeared as Jesse in 2008, and was deemed such a hit that he returned last year.
The actor, whose wife is expecting his second child, is throwing a leaving party with his Corrie co-stars on Tuesday night.