CORRIE NEWS: DEBBIE RUSH QUITS ANNA WINDASS ROLE 70

Coronation Street have today confirmed that Debbie Rush is to leave her role as Anna Windass at the end of the year.

Rush made her first appearance as long suffering Anna in 2008 and has been at the centre of some of the show’s biggest storylines in recent years.

A spokesperson for the soap confirmed Rush’s departure in a statement that read:

“Debbie will leave Coronation Street at the end of the year, Anna Windass will be on screen until early 2018 with plenty more drama and twists in the tale before she leaves Weatherfield. We wish Debbie every success for the future.”

Producer Kate Oates added:

“It’s always sad when a huge talent like Debbie Rush decides to move to pastures new…but Debbie’s decision to pursue other roles will allow us to play an exciting exit story for Anna, which will see her fighting for her family and tackling old enemies head-on.”

Rush herself commented on her exit from the programme by saying:

“I’ve have had an amazing 9 years on Coronation Street and the decision to leave was not made lightly. I love playing Anna and will miss working with the fantastic cast and crew. I don’t know what the future holds but I am excited to explore what other acting opportunities are out there. I am very grateful for all the brilliant storylines I have been given during my time on Coronation Street and am very much looking forward to what is in store for Anna in the run up to my departure next year.”

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CORRIE NEWS: KIERAN ROBERTS LEAVING AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 52

Coronation Street’s Executive Producer, Kieran Roberts, has decided to leave ITV after 16 years with the programme and nearly 34 years with the broadcaster.

“This has been a huge and very difficult decision and it’s one I have been thinking about for more than a year,” said Kieran.

When Coronation Street announced the production of a sixth weekly episode last summer, Kieran put his decision on hold.

“When the move to six episodes was announced I knew I should stay to help make that happen,” he added.

With the new double Wednesday episodes successfully launched, and the production of the episode firmly established, he’s now decided to step down at the end of the year.

“I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked on so many wonderful programmes and with so many brilliant colleagues during my time at ITV. Coronation Street is a special place and it’s been a huge privilege working on such an amazing programme with the greatest team in television,” said Kieran.

During his time with the broadcaster, Kieran was Creative Director for drama produced from the northern-based production team.

In that role he has overseen production of Blue Murder, BAFTA winning The Road to Coronation Street, Mobile, Cold Blood, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Midwinter of the Spirit and Tina and Bobby.

A former producer of both Coronation Street and Emmerdale, Kieran also won a BAFTA with the Yorkshire based soap in 2001.

In tribute to Kieran, John Whiston, Managing Director of Continuing Drama and Head of ITV in the North for ITV Studios commented:

“Kieran has brought to both Coronation Street and Emmerdale his unrivalled eye for story and character and his own particular humour and humanity. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in ITV who doesn’t deeply respect and admire Kieran. He’s one of the most conscientious, hardworking, clever and humane colleagues one could ever hope to have. Ally this to one of the keenest editorial eyes in the business and you have the consummate television executive.

“ITV has been fortunate to have him devoting his incredible energy, talent and his working life to the company for as long as he has.”

NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS 2018: LONGLIST NOMINATIONS REVEALED 110

The National Television Awards are coming… and it’s time to VOTE for the stars and shows you love.

Today we can reveal the long list of contenders, with all 14 categories, shows and stars listed below.

Dermot O’Leary will be hosting television’s biggest night of the year in January at The O2 London in a spectacular celebration of the cream of TV talent – and it’s down to YOU to choose the winners.

Voting is easy – you can vote for your TV favourites free online OR call 0844 646 2060 for a voting form.

Calls cost 5p plus your network access charge. Voting closes at 11pm on Friday 27th October 2017.

Challenge Show
Bromans
Celebrity Big Brother
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Love Island
MasterChef
The Apprentice
The Big Painting Challenge
The Great British Bake Off
The Great Pottery Throw Down
The Island With Bear Grylls

Crime Drama
Broadchurch
Cardinal
Death In Paradise
Endeavour
Grantchester
In The Dark
Inspector Montalbano
Line Of Duty
Little Boy Blue
No Offence
Sherlock
Silent Witness
SS-GB
Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling
The Loch
The Missing
The Witness For The Prosecution
Top Of The Lake: China Girl
Unforgotten
Vera

Talent Show
Britain’s Got Talent
Let It Shine
Pitch Battle
Sing: Ultimate A Cappella
Strictly Come Dancing
The Voice Kids
The Voice UK
The X Factor

Drama
American Gods
Apple Tree Yard
Call The Midwife
Casualty
Clique
Cold Feet
Dark Angel
Doc Martin
Doctor Foster
Doctor Who
Elizabeth I
Game Of Thrones
Humans
Last Tango In Halifax
Liar
Paula
Poldark
Taboo
The Crown
The Durrells
The Good Karma Hospital
The Moorside
The Replacement
Three Girls
Trust Me
Victoria
Westworld

TV Presenter
Adam Hills
Alex Jones
Alexander Armstrong
Ant & Dec
Ben Shephard
Bradley Walsh
Caroline Flack
Claudia Winkleman
Davina McCall
Dermot O’Leary
Emma Willis
Fiona Bruce
Frank Skinner
Freddie Flintoff
Gary Lineker
Graham Norton
Holly Willoughby
James Corden
Jason Manford
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May
Jonathan Ross
Keith Lemon
Matt Baker
Mel Giedroyc
Michael McIntyre
Nick Knowles
Noel Fielding
Ore Oduba
Paddy McGuinness
Paul O’Grady
Phillip Schofield
Piers Morgan
Richard Ayoade
Richard Osman
Rochelle Humes
Rylan Clark-Neal
Sandi Toksvig
Sara Cox
Stephen Mulhern
Sue Barker
Tess Daly

Factual Entertainment
Ambulance
Antiques Roadshow
Asian Provocateur
Countryfile
Cruising With Jane McDonald
Diana, 7 Days
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Legacy
Diana: In Her Own Words
DIY SOS: The Big Build
Don’t Tell The Bride
easyJet: Inside The Cockpit
Fake Or Fortune?
Gogglebox
Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport
Inside London Fire Brigade
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Long Lost Family
Match Of The Day
Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
Planet Earth II
Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad
Spy In The Wild
The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown
The Grand Tour
The One Show
The Real Full Monty
The Real Marigold Hotel
The Truth About…
When Phillip Met Prince Philip
Who Do You Think You Are?
Wild Alaska Live

Drama Performance
Adrian Dunbar, Supt Ted Hastings, Line Of Duty
Aidan Turner, Ross Poldark, Poldark
Amanda Mealing, Connie Beauchamp, Casualty
Amanda Redman, Dr Lydia Fonseca, The Good Karma Hospital
Amrita Acharia, Dr Ruby Walker, The Good Karma Hospital
Anne Reid, Celia, Last Tango In Halifax
Ben Chaplin, Mark Costley, Apple Tree Yard
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock
Bertie Carvel, Simon Foster, Doctor Foster
Brenda Blethyn, DCI Vera Stanhope, Vera
David Tennant, DI Alec Hardy, Broadchurch
Denise Gough, Paula, Paula
Derek Jacobi, Alan, Last Tango In Halifax
Eleanor Tomlinson, Demelza Poldark, Poldark
Elisabeth Moss, Det Robin Griffin, Top Of The Lake: China Girl
Emilia Fox, Dr Nikki Alexander, Silent Witness
Emily Berrington, Niska, Humans
Emily Watson, Yvonne Carmichael, Apple Tree Yard
Fay Ripley, Jenny Gifford, Cold Feet
George Rainsford, Ethan Hardy, Casualty
Hermione Norris, Karen Marsden, Cold Feet
Holliday Grainger, Robin Ellacott, Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling
Ioan Gruffudd, Andrew Earlham, Liar
James Nesbitt, Adam Williams, Cold Feet
James Norton, Rev Sidney Chambers, Grantchester
Jenna Coleman, Queen Victoria, Victoria
Joanna Scanlan, DI Vivienne Deering, No Offence
Joanne Froggatt, Laura Nielson, Liar / Mary Ann Cotton, Dark Angel
Jodie Whittaker, Cath Hardacre, Trust Me/ Beth Latimer, Broadchurch
John Thomson, Pete Gifford, Cold Feet
Keeley Hawes, Louisa Durrell, The Durrells / Gemma Webster, The Missing
Laura Fraser, DS Annie Redford, The Loch
Laura Main, Shelagh Turner, Call The Midwife
Linda Bassett, Nurse Phyllis Crane, Call The Midwife
Martin Clunes, Dr Martin Ellingham, Doc Martin
Martin Compston, DS Steve Arnott, Line Of Duty
Martin Freeman, Dr John Watson, Sherlock
Maxine Peake, Sara Rowbotham, Three Girls
Morven Christie, Ellen Rooney, The Replacement
MyAnna Buring, DI Helen Weeks, In The Dark
Nicola Walker, DCI Cassie Stuart, Unforgotten / Gillian, Last Tango In Halifax
Olivia Colman, DS Ellie Miller, Broadchurch
Pearl Mackie, Bill Potts, Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi, The Doctor, Doctor Who
Robert Bathurst, David Marsden, Cold Feet
Robson Green, DI Geordie Keating, Grantchester
sam Riley, DS Douglas Archer, SS-GB
Sanjeev Bhaskar, DI Sunny Khan, Unforgotten
Shaun Evans, Endeavour Morse, Endeavour
Sheridan Smith, Julie Bushby, The Moorside
Sinead Keenan, Melanie Jones, Little Boy Blue
Stephen Graham, DSI Dave Kelly, Little Boy Blue
Suranne Jones, Gemma Foster, Doctor Foster
Tchéky Karyo, Julien Baptiste, The Missing
Thandie Newton, DCI Roz Huntley, Line Of Duty
Toby Jones, John Mayhew, The Witness For The Prosecution
Tom Burke, Cormoran Strike, Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling
Tom Hardy, James Keziah Delaney, Taboo
Tom Hughes, Prince Albert, Victoria / James, Paula
Vicky McClure, DS Kate Fleming, Line Of Duty / Paula, The Replacement

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award
A League Of Their Own
A Question Of Sport
All Round To Mrs Brown’s
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
Bigheads
Blind Date
Cannonball
Catchphrase
Celebrity Juice
Celebrity Mastermind
Have I Got News For You
Little Big Shots
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
Murder In Successville
Ninja Warrior UK
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories
Pointless Celebrities
Room 101
Take Me Out
The Chase: Celebrity Special
The Crystal Maze
The Graham Norton Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
The Last Leg
The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins
This Time Next Year
Through The Keyhole
Tipping Point: Lucky Stars
Tonight At The London Palladium
University Challenge

Serial Drama
Coronation Street
Doctors
EastEnders
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks
Home And Away
Neighbours

Serial Drama Performance
Anna Passey, Sienna Blake, Hollyoaks
Barbara Knox, Rita Tanner, Coronation Street
Charlotte Bellamy, Laurel Thomas, Emmerdale
Chris Gascoyne, Peter Barlow, Coronation Street
Chris Walker, Rob Hollins, Doctors
Connor McIntyre, Pat Phelan, Coronation Street
Danny Dyer, Mick Carter, EastEnders
Danny Miller, Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale
Debbie Rush, Anna Windass, Coronation Street
Diane Parish, Denise Fox, EastEnders
Gillian Kearney, Emma Barton, Emmerdale
Jake Wood, Max Branning, EastEnders
Jamie Lomas, Warren Fox, Hollyoaks
Jeff Hordley, Cain Dingle, Emmerdale
Kieron Richardson, Ste Hay, Hollyoaks
Lacey Turner, Stacey Fowler, EastEnders
Laura Rollins, Ayesha Lee, Doctors
Lucy Fallon, Bethany Platt, Coronation Street
Mikey North, Gary Windass, Coronation Street
Natalie J Robb, Moira Dingle, Emmerdale
Nick Pickard, Tony Hutchinson, Hollyoaks
Ryan Hawley, Robert Sugden, Emmerdale
Scott Maslen, Jack Branning, EastEnders
Shona McGarty, Whitney Carter, EastEnders
Stephanie Waring, Cindy Cunningham, Hollyoaks
Tamara Wall, Grace Black, Hollyoaks

Comedy
Bad Move
Benidorm
Borderline
Catastrophe
Citizen Khan
Not Going Out
People Just Do Nothing
Peter Kay’s Car Share
Porridge
Red Dwarf
Still Game
Still Open All Hours
The Big Bang Theory
The Keith & Paddy Picture Show
Tracey Ullman’s Show
Transparent
W1A

Newcomer
Danny Walters, Keanu Taylor, EastEnders
Nathan Morris, Milo Entwistle, Hollyoaks
Ned Porteous, Tom Waterhouse, Emmerdale
Rob Mallard, Daniel Osbourne, Coronation Street

Daytime
A Place To Call Home
Antiques Road Trip
BBC Breakfast
Cash Trapped
Father Brown
Flog It!
Four In A Bed
Good Morning Britain
Loose Women
Lorraine
Pointless
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Saturday Kitchen
Saturday Morning With James Martin
Sunday Brunch
The Chase
The Jeremy Kyle Show
The Wright Stuff
This Morning
Tipping Point
Victoria Derbyshire

TV Judge
Alesha Dixon, Britain’s Got Talent
Amanda Holden, Britain’s Got Talent
Bruno Tonioli, Strictly Come Dancing
Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Come Dancing
Dannii Minogue, Let It Shine
Danny Jones, The Voice Kids
Darcey Bussell, Strictly Come Dancing
David Walliams, Britain’s Got Talent
Gary Barlow, Let It Shine
Gregg Wallace, MasterChef
Jennifer Hudson, The Voice UK
John Torode, MasterChef
Lord Sugar, The Apprentice
Louis Walsh, The X Factor
Martin Kemp, Let It Shine
Nicole Scherzinger, The X Factor
Paul Hollywood, The Great British Bake Off
Pixie Lott, The Voice Kids
Prue Leith, The Great British Bake Off
Sharon Osbourne, The X Factor
Shirley Ballas, Strictly Come Dancing
Simon Cowell, Britain’s Got Talent / The X Factor
Sir Tom Jones, The Voice UK
will.i.am, The Voice UK / The Voice Kids