Georgia May Foote's 'Coronation Street' character is to be killed off.
The 26-year-old actress portrayed Katy Armstrong in the soap for five years before leaving in 2015 to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing', and while the door was left open for her return, it is set to be slammed shut as her alter-ego will meet her maker off-screen.
A TV source told The Sun newspaper: "As Katy, Georgia was really popular with Corrie fans and had some big storylines. But bosses have clearly decided that she has no future in the soap, and have ruled out a return by killing her off.
"You might have thought they would show such a well-known character being written out on screen but that wasn't to be."
'Corrie' viewers will hear the tragic news about Katy's demise when Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) delivers the devastating news to Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) that his ex and mother of his son Joseph has died in a car crash.
Chesney is in hospital himself after recovering from an infection, but he will discharge himself upon being told about Katy's passing.
In April, former 'Grange Hill' star Georgia admitted she "doesn't have time" to watch 'Coronation Street' anymore.
She said: "I don't have time to watch any soaps at the moment. Hopefully when my schedule slows down I can tune in.
"I'm back being a working actress - auditioning and rehearsing. I know it's annoying to say but there are lots of things in the pipeline that I can't talk about yet! The past two years have been the busiest of my life so it's great to be able to catch my breath."
After finishing second on 'Strictly' in 2015, Georgia bagged a role in the theatre productions of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'The Rocky Horror Show'.