Coronation Street Charlie De Melo shared the sweet reason that viewers will never see him appear in another soap. The actor left the ITV soap after almost five years of playing by Imran Habeeb.
In shock scenes, the lawyer died of his injuries after being involved in a car accident along with his new wife Toyah. While Imran was the one to pull Toyah out of the wreckage, it was the new dad and husband who tragically lost their lives after he suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest on the scene when his wife was loaded into an ambulance. While fans learned of Charlie’s plans to leave the soap for a few months, Corrie continued the circumstance surrounding his death and left fans worried with his permanent departure.
The 32-year-old soap star has since revealed more about his decision to leave the long-running soap, revealing that he planned to leave before the coronavirus pandemic hit. “I enjoyed myself so much there and was constantly challenged and put in front of some of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with,” Charlie told the Manchester Evening News and other press about his later time on the pebbles.
“But that meant I saw a version of myself that would stay there until I got started or whatever, and I realized I had no wife, no car, no mortgage, or child, all of these things that would otherwise require consistency. .and I thought, if I don’t close my eyes and go into the void now, I never will. “
Charlie admits that he played with the idea of being able to return in the coming years, just like his on-screen wife Georgia Taylor. But the decision was taken from his hands and now it is time for him to move to new pastures.
But don’t expect that to include another saprol role. When asked about his plans and what he would like to do next, Charlie said: “I’m ambitious but I’m a little indirect too. It would be a shorter list to say what I don’t want to do. It doesn’t mean this sounds contemptuous but the main thing is not to do other work like this [Corrie].
“One, I did it and, two … wherever it was, whatever of the other shows it would be, there would never be another Georgia there or another Millie. [Gibson – who plays Kelly Neelan] there and never will be another Jane [Danson – Leanne Battersby] there.
“The experience I’ve had here is incomparable and trying to match it by going to another place like this, it would be a diminished return.”
And it was not easy to leave his fellow stars behind. “I agreed with the fact and agreed with the fact that I would probably never work with Georgia again, Millie again, Jane again, Ben. [Price – Nick Tilsley] again, all these wonderful actors with whom I had the joy of working, in such close proximity and with such frequency. Notice that it’s annoying. “
Georgia, which Charlie first told about his decision to leave, was also “heartbroken” at the news. When asked how she feels about everything, the 41-year-old soap star told the Manchester Evening News and another press release: “Corrupt. I absolutely adore him. He was a dream, an absolute dream. We’ve been together on the show for three and a half years but in the last year, because we’ve done all the things with Seb’s. test, we’ve been pretty steady busy and most of our stuff was together and it was just a joy. ”
She went on to say, “He’s so funny, so we laugh a lot, but he’s honestly one of the most supportive people I’ve ever worked with and even now, we’re still in touch obviously, he texts me,‘ How Did the day go by? Are you all right? ‘ He is just a team player.
“And I mean, look at him, there are no complaints either. He’s handsome. He was amazing but I’m so excited to see what he’ll do next because I think the opportunities will be endless for him. He’s going to do it. . “
But they will not leave him so easily. “I would not let them [not stay in touch with him] even if they wanted to, ”joked Charlie. He was also full of admiration for the soap’s young cast and had no bad words to say about his time on the nation’s most famous street.
“It’s that everyone says where they are in my position when they come out, and it seems so serious and insincere but it’s so true that it [Corrie] it’s just the best place to work and list my highlights … everything is outstanding so nothing is, ”he said.