Beloved Coronation Street icon Helen Worth could take part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

This comes after the star announced that she would be leaving the ITV show after 50 years on our screens.

The actress, who will exit the show after a “major storyline for the Platt family", told fans that she had been "blessed to have been given the most incredible scripts."

The Coronation Street legend said: “This year felt like the perfect time to leave the show after celebrating 50 years in the most wonderful job on the most wonderful street in the world.

“I made the decision at the start of the year and spoke to the producers who were very kind and understanding.

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“I have been truly blessed to have been given the most incredible scripts week in week out, and to have worked with fantastic actors, directors and a brilliant crew.

“The past 50 years have flown by and I don’t think the fact that I am leaving has quite sunk in yet.”

Coronation Street star Helen Worth could take part in Strictly Come Dancing after big money offer

Helen Worth could now take part in the newest series of Strictly Come Dancing as BBC producers reportedly consider her.

An insider told The Sun: “This really would be a disaster for the show because they want the focus to be on Gail’s big exit, the details of which are being kept under wraps.

“But it raises the prospect of her potentially featuring in a storyline where she is seen dying of a terminal illness during the week, then popping up on a Saturday night, potentially dancing as a zombie on Strictly’s Halloween special. Not a good look.”

She would not be the first Corrie star to take part in the programme with her on-screen daughter Tina O'Brien (Sarah Platt) and last year’s winner, Ellie Leach (Faye Windass) both taking to the ballroom floor.

A spokesman for Strictly said: “We do not comment on speculation.”