Can't say I will miss her, she's turned into such a miserable character over the years. Coronation Street actress Debbie Rush has quit the soap after playing Anna Windass for nine years. Speaking to The Sun , she said: "I’ve had an amazing nine years and the decision to leave was not made lightly. “I love playing Anna and will miss working with the fantastic cast and crew. “I don’t know what the future holds but I am excited to explore what other acting opportunities are out there." Debbie won't be leaving too soon however, as she confessed she's still going to be on our screens up until 2018. She continued: "I am very grateful for all the brilliant storylines I have been given during my time on Coronation Street and am very much looking forward to what is in store for Anna in the run up to my departure next year.” And, apparently, Debbie gave Corrie producers a lot of notice so they can think of a great ending for the much-loved soap character. A source said: “Debbie decided she wanted a new challenge. "So when it came to signing her new one-year deal she told show boss Kate Oates — and Kieran Roberts, the show’s exec producer — she would be leaving once that was up.