Kelly played the role of Becky McDonald in the saga from 2006 until earlier this year. Speaking at this year’s British Soap Awards she said she has no regrets over leaving the role.
Becky’s exit saw her leave husband Steve, with whom she’d had her fair share of marital toil, and the street behind for a new life in Barbados with a new boyfriend.
“I don’t regret leaving at all. I haven’t had a chance, I haven’t had a moment to even think about it.”
She is due to star in a new ITV drama, Mr Selfridge, which will air early in 2013.