Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent says goodbye to the soap after 15 YEARS playing Sophie Webster... as she prepares to welcome her first child
Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent has bid an emotional farewell to the soap, as she prepares to welcome her first child with boyfriend Kean Bryan.
Taking to Instagram the actress, 27, gave fans an inside look at her final scenes, after 15 years playing Sophie Webster.
Brooke also shared snaps after being showered with gifts by her co-stars and boyfriend Kean, as she eagerly awaits her 'biggest role yet' when she welcomes her child in the coming weeks.
Distraught: Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent has bid an emotional farewell to the soap, as she prepares to welcome her first child with boyfriend Kean Bryan
Brooke shared a touching video from her final day on-set as plenty of the cast came out to see her off.
After the director announced that she had wrapped her last scenes in Dev's shop, the cast and crew broke into applause, before co-stars Mikey North (Gary Windass), Samia Longchambon (Maria Connor) and Antony Cotton (Sean Tully) rushed to embrace her.
Clearly stunned by the outpouring of love, Brooke said: 'I feel like I'm on the tour. Oh jeez there's a hell of a lot of you!'
Time to go: The actress took to Instagram to post a video after filming her final scenes, as her co-stars gathered to bid her a fond farewell
Blooming: It comes as Brooke is just weeks away from giving birth to her first child (pictured above in June)
Leaving: Brooke's departure comes as she prepares to welcome her first child with boyfriend Kean Bryan later this year
Touching: Leading the tributes was Sally Dynevor, who played Brooke's on-screen mum Sally Metcalfe
Leading the tributes was Sally Dynevor, who played Brooke's on-screen mum Sally Metcalfe.
Offering her a bag of gifts, Sally said: 'We are gonna miss you she's been a cheeky bugger.
'Brooke we all love you so much you've been here since you were 11. You can come back anytime you want to! Bring the baby! We're going to miss you so much.'
Farewell: The soap star lovingly embraced Brooke, saying she had been 'such a little bugger'
Sad: Brooke then gave a speech of her own as she struggled to hold back her tears, thanking the cast for letting her get away with 'absolute murder' over the years
Sweet: The actress added: 'You are like my family and I get away with absolute murder and you might run a bit smoother and you might finish on time now'
The actress herself struggled to hold back her tears as she thanked for cast for an amazing 15 years on the soap.
She said: 'I think you only get this when you died or got sacked! Thank you so much! I feel like I spent 15 years trying to get out early, get out of shot, borrowing peoples passes forgetting my scripts.
'It's so strange I never thought I would be sat here, like this. You are like my family and I get away with absolute murder and you might run a bit smoother and you might finish on time now. But thank you thank you so much.'
Lovely: Brooke also shared a gushing tribute to her co-stars on Instagram as she reflected on 15 years of playing Sophie Webster
Wow! The pregnant star also posted a snap of the baskets of flowers she received from the Corrie cast
Brooke then shared a snap of the baskets of flowers and cards she received from her co-stars, as well as some surprise presents from boyfriend Kean including Mother And Baby bathrobes and an enormous cookie with the words 'We Love You Mummy.'
The caption read: 'I can’t believe 15 years ago I came onto the street to play “Sophie Webster” and today I left to play my biggest role yet ''Mummy'' my amazing family at Coronation Street I am going to miss you all so much
'Thank you for always looking after me, for keeping me on the straight and narrow and for letting me get away with murder over the years.
'Also @kean8 for making my last day extra special coming home to the best treats!! I really am super lucky!'
Lovely: Brooke was also surprised by her boyfriend Kean Bryan who brought her some special mother and baby bathrobes and a giant cookie
Playful: Earlier in the day Brooke also took to Instagram Stories to share an emotional goodbye with her co-stars Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt) and Colson Smith (Craig Tinker)
Earlier in the day Brooke also took to Instagram Stories to share an emotional goodbye with her co-stars Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt) and Colson Smith (Craig Tinker).
She captioned the post: 'When you're trying to say goodbye to your little brother and sister but you're also supposed to be on set!!
'And then you bump into Chris who you've told next time you see me don't forget to tell me how well I look after having a baby!'
Couple: Brooke announced her pregnancy with Sheffield United ace Kean in an interview with OK! magazine in April
Brooke announced her pregnancy with Sheffield United ace Kean in an interview with OK! magazine in April.
She told the publication: 'I always worried it wouldn't happen for me - I'm beside myself with happiness.
'Kean brings out the best in me and it makes me so excited that we're on this journey together.'
Brooke and Kean met through mutual friends in Manchester two years ago and instantly hit it off.
It is currently unclear how Brooke's character Sophie will leave Coronation Street, although it was reported that she will go travelling with Kate Connor, played by recently-departed Faye Brookes.
Coronation Street continues on Friday at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.
Off she goes! It is unclear how Brooke's character Sophie will leave Corrie, although it was reported that she will go travelling with Kate Connor (above played by Faye Brookes)