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Coronation Street stars split after seven-year marriage

Halsall played Tyrone Dobbs and Hudson starred as Katy Harris
Halsall played Tyrone Dobbs and Hudson starred as Katy Harris

Coronation Street stars Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson have split after seven years of marriage.

The couple began dating in 2005 after meeting on the ITV soap where Halsall played Tyrone Dobbs and Hudson starred as Katy Harris and married in 2009.

They announced their separation in a joint statement on Monday and said they have shared "many wonderful years together".

The statement read: "Lucy-Jo Hudson and Alan Halsall are sad to announce that they have separated.

"They have shared many wonderful years together and will remain close friends.

"They ask for privacy at this emotional time, to allow both to focus on their beautiful daughter Sienna-Rae, to ensure her continued happiness."

Hudson and Halsall welcomed daughter Sienna-Rae in 2013 and spoke about their happy family in a glossy magazine shoot last year.

The doting parents gushed about Sienna and told OK! magazine that they were in "no rush" to have more children but a psychic had predicted that they would have twins to their delight.

Hudson left Coronation Street in 2005, but Halsall continues to play Dobbs, a role he has had since 1998.