Coronation Street

Coronation Street star Charlie de Melo shares message to fans after Imran exit

Coronation Street star Charlie de Melo has thanked fans for their “humbling” support following his emotional exit as Imran Habeeb.

Charlie, who joined the cobbles back in 2017, bowed out of the soap in yesterday’s (June 1) episode, after a serious car accident led to him suffering to a fatal heart attack.

Following Imran’s final scenes, Charlie reflected on his five years on Coronation Street in a touching message on Twitter.

“It’s been an absolute joy reading through all of your messages tonight,” the actor wrote. “It’s been a strange day for me, one that’s been hanging over my head for a long time.

“But for my time [on Coronation Street] to have made an impact and mattered at all to so many of you, is… Warming, it’s humbling, it’s so very, very lovely.”

Paying tribute to the wider Coronation Street family, Charlie added that he is “proud” to be joining the “ranks of the [Corrie] alumni”.

“I have too many to thank and too little time (in this or any life) to adequately do so, but for what it’s worth, I’m so grateful for you all,” he continued.

“I am proud to now join the ranks of the [Corrie] alumni. I’m in extraordinary company.”

Yesterday’s trip to Weatherfield saw Imran and Toyah Battersby battle to survive after their car collided with scaffolding.

Although Imran managed to save Toyah and was conscious during the accident’s immediate aftermath, he ultimately collapsed while his wife was rushed to hospital.

Coronation Street airs at the earlier time of 7.30pm all this week on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.