The character is expected to depart the cobbles in the Spring following actress Michelle Keegan’s decision to quit the role last year.
Blackburn told Bang Showbiz “Everybody knows Tina’s going; it’s going to be an incredible, spectacular exit and it’s going to take us right through Autumn and December. It’s going to be massive.”
It recently emerged that Tina would be killed off as part of her exit storyline and Blackburn says that viewers won’t have to find too wait long to find out who is responsible for her death.
“You’ll know well before Christmas,” he teased.
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