Kimberly Hart-Simpson leaving Coronation Street four months after joining the soap

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Kimberly Hart-Simpson is leaving Coronation Street after four months on the cobbles, it has been revealed.

The 33 year old joined the hit ITV soap as escort Nicky Wheatley this summer, but has recently filmed her final scenes.

Her character Nicky left Wetherfield last month after Daniel Osbourne paid of her debts, seeing her off to a new life with her daughter.

However, it is now understood that those were Kimberly's final scenes, and she will not be returning to the show for the foreseeable future.

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Viewers quickly warmed to the character of Nicky, with a soap insider saying the door is open for Kimberly to return, but not until next year at the earliest.

This means that she will miss out on celebrating the show's 60th anniversary when it marks the landmark moment in December.

A source said: "Nicky's proved really popular with viewers and the bosses absolutely love Kimberly.

"The character has gone off for the storyline to develop but the door is very much open for her return,” the insider continued to tell The Sun Online.

A spokesperson for Coronation Street confirmed to the publication that the door has been left open for Kimberly to return.

Since joining the soap, fan favourite Kimberly has been the result of cruel trolling, recently taking to Instagram to emotionally open up on her ordeal.

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She emotionally told her 12,300 Instagram followers: "The comments about me were that I 'look like a h**', 'I need a stylist', it looks like I'm 'wearing a parachute', that I'm 'disgusting', that I'm 'ugly.'

"I was standing next to my co-star Sean Ward and the comments about him were 'he's gorgeous'. He is gorgeous by the way, fact, but it's interesting how we talk about two different genders."

Kimberly continued: "I did a photoshoot in gym gear and it goes online and the comments are 'you're fat', 'you're ugly', 'you need to lose a stone', 'thunder thighs', 'cellulite', 'mum bod', 'gym gear? more like Jim's burger van'.

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"The list goes on. I know this doesn't solely belong to me. A lot of people are getting trolled. We are normalised to it, but this isn't normal."

The stunning star then insisted she wouldn't allow the negative comments made by others drag her down as she attempted to hold back tears.

She continued: "You're not going to affect my self-confidence, but I am somebody's daughter. My mum had to read those comments, and that's horrible for them.

"The world is really difficult right now and we're all just trying to get by. In particular I'm in a job where it's currently classed as 'non-viable'."

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