The actress, who is best known for her role as Kim Tate on Emmerdale, arrived on the cobbles in 2014 as Erica Holroyd and soon became involved with the community.
After building up a friendship with Mary Taylor, she then found love with corner shop and kebab shop owner Dev Alahan.
However, the actress has now revealed that she has decided to leave her character behind to focus on other projects.
Releasing a statement explaining her decision, Digital Spy reported the iconic soap actress saying: “It’s been a dream come true to tread those famous cobbles.
Coronation Street star Claire King quits the soap as Erica Holroyd after 3 years: Claire King has announced that she has quit the role of Erica Holroyd after three years [ITV]
“I was only meant to stay for six weeks initially, so for Erica to be so popular that she stayed for three years and even worked in The Rovers was a real compliment to me as an actress.”
While Erica will leave the street, she could return in the future.
“I’ve had such a great time with the cast and crew, so it’s fabulous that they have left the door open for Erica to return in the future – who knows what adventures she’ll be getting up to away from the Street – she’s certainly not boring!,” Claire added.
“As for me, I’m ready for another challenge.”
Teasing that she won’t be away from TV screens for too long, Claire added: “I’m not leaving the screens anytime soon, so watch this space.”
Wishing Claire all the best, executive producer Kieran Roberts commented: “Claire is a wonderful actress and we’ve loved having her on the show.
Coronation Street star Claire King quits the soap as Erica Holroyd after 3 years: Erica found love with Dev Alahan during her time on the soap [ITV]
Coronation Street star Claire King quits the soap as Erica Holroyd after 3 years: The actress admitted that she wanted to move on to try new things[ITV]
Coronation Street star Claire King quits the soap as Erica Holroyd after 3 years: Erica built up a good friendship with Mary Taylor [ITV]
“She’s been a great addition to the cast and we wish her every success in the future.”
It is thought that viewers will see Erica leave the soap in scenes which will air in August.
However, details about the reasons behind the corner shop worker’s exit have yet to be revealed.
But could it have something to do with Kevin Webster?
Coronation Street star Claire King quits the soap as Erica Holroyd after 3 years: Fans have speculated that Erica and Kevin Webster will have an affair [ITV]
Pictures of the actress filming with Michael Le Vell sparked speculation that Erica and Kevin are going to have an affair.
Coronation Street continues on ITV at 7.30pm.