Coronation Street star announces new career just weeks after quitting ITV soap

Coronation Street's Ellie Leach has revealed a career change just weeks after her departure from the ITV soap – by becoming a jewellery designer

It was reported last month that the actress, 22, who played Faye Windass on the cobbles for 12 years, was leaving the show

Now she has reinvented herself as a jewellery designer by producing a new line with the brand, Dorothy and J, including earrings, with her collection being called "The 'Ellie 'L' Bundle"., which retails at £45.

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It comes after the actress left the soap, departing Weatherfield in a packed vehicle with former on-screen boyfriend Jackson and their daughter Miley.

Ellie recently took to Coronation Street's Instagram account for a farewell video, saying: "Just want to say a massive, massive thank you to everyone who has watched Corrie over the past 12 years and supported me.

"And also to my Corrie family, I am going to miss you all so much. And yeah, just thank you so much to everyone who has always said nice words and really supported me."

A series of her favourite scenes from the long running soap also left fans contemplating the loss of one of their most popular on-screen characters.

Ellie was joined at her leaving do by a host of Corrie stars, including on-screen love interests Craig Tinker, played by Colson Smith, and Jackson Hodge, portrayed by Joseph Evans.

She also partied with her cousin Brooke, actor Ryan Russell, who plays Michael Bailey and Channique Sterling-Brown, who stars as lawyer Dee Dee.

The stars posed for a pictures on a balcony of a bar in Manchester, with Ellie donning a black dress, leather jacked and boots.

Ellie wrote alongside the post: "Finally getting round to posting these pictures from my leaving do, we had so much fun and I’m so lucky to call these people my friends.

"The last picture is the woman I owe my life to and she’ll probably kill me for posting this!!!!!!!

"She chaperoned me for the majority of my time at Corrie and she’s been through everything with me. She’s my second mum and I honestly would not be who I am without her, if you see this Cinds, I love you so much."

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