Kieran Roberts is stepping down from his role as Executive Producer of Coronation Street.
Roberts has decided to leave ITV after more than three decades.
“This has been a huge and very difficult decision and it’s one I have been thinking about for more than a year.
“I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked on so many wonderful programmes and with so many brilliant colleagues during my time at ITV.
“Coronation Street is a special place and it’s been a huge privilege working on such an amazing programme with the greatest team in television.” – Kieran Roberts
He will vacate his post at the end of the year after staying longer than planned to oversee the launch of the soap’s sixth weekly episode.
“When the move to six episodes was announced I knew I should stay to help make that happen,” – Kieran Roberts
Roberts was Corrie‘s producer between 2002-2004, playing a significant role in bringing the iconic Richard Hillman plot to screens. He returned to the soap in 2006 as its executive producer. He has also produced fellow ITV saga Emmerdale.
As well as his continued involvement with the street, Kieran has been Creative Director for ITV drama produced in the North. His credits include Blue Murder, The Road to Coronation Street and Tina and Bobby.
“Kieran has brought to both Coronation Street and Emmerdale his unrivalled eye for story and character and his own particular humour and humanity. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in ITV who doesn’t deeply respect and admire Kieran.” – John Whiston, Managing Director of Continuing Drama at ITV