Actress wants to try other drama projects

Vicky Entwistle has quit Coronation Street.

The actress has played Janice Battersby for 14 years.

Corrie means so much to me and I could easily have continued to play Janice for the rest of my acting career,’ says Vicky, 41.

‘But I’ve been thinking of leaving for some time, and couldn’t deny those feelings. I’ve a hankering to do other drama projects and so if I don’t make this move now I never will.’

Bosses insist it was a mutual decision to write out Vicky, because her character had run its course.

‘She was not sacked and she did not fall out with producer Phil Collinson,’ a show spokeswoman tells the Daily Mirror.

‘There was a meeting last Friday and Phil completely understood where she was coming from. It’s amicable on both sides.’