CORONATION Street actress Brooke Vincent has quit playing Sophie Webster for good after 15 years.
The 29-year-old has not been seen on screen since 2019 and was thought to be on maternity leave still, but The Sun can reveal that the actress has no plans to return to the Cobbles and is concentrating on being a mum instead.
Brooke Vincent has quit Coronation Street after playing Sophie Webster on the soap since 2004
Brooke with her Corrie Webster family played by Sally Dynevor Helen Flanagan – bosses have no plans to kill off her character, leaving the door open for her to return
An insider said: “Everyone thought Brooke would be coming back to the soap but her contract ended two years ago and there are no talks about bringing her back on.
“She is loving being a mother of two young boys and plans to be a fulltime mum most the time.
“She is making good money from her own company and from various other Instagram posts – and has Kean’s impressive football salary – so she isn’t keen to get back to the soap’s gruelling schedule.
“Brooke has mentioned that she might do a bit of acting work towards the end of this year, but it won’t be on the cobbles.”
A source on Corrie confirmed that Brooke has been out of contract since 2019 and there are no plans for her return.
Brooke gave birth to her second son Monroe in May of last year with her footballer partner Kean Bryan, who is worth £1.5million.
Their first son Mexx was born in October 2019, which is when Brooke first took a break from the soap.
She previously told fans she was concentrating on her sons and hadn’t thought about returning to the ITV show yet.
But bosses have no plans to kill of her character who was last seen going travelling in Cambodia.
Since leaving the soap, Brooke is now raking in more cash from ad deals with firms like Asda than the £150,000-a-year she earned from the soap.
She’s free to plug products as she’s not currently contracted to Corrie – unlike her co-stars who are bound by strict ITV rules.
Brooke also has her own lifestyle brand called Oh So B that sells a range of diaries and planners.
Coronation Street declined to comment.
Brooke has two sons, Mexx, two, and eight-month-old Monroe with her boyfriend, West Bromwich Albion footballer Kean Bryan, 25
The soap star is now a proud mum-of-twoCredit: Instagram
Brooke joined the soap in 2002 as a young SophieCredit: Rex
In 2010, Brooke, then 17, took part in Corrie’s first lesbian kiss. Her character Sophie fell for her friend Sian after meeting at church
Sophie drank cider to deal with her parents’ break-up then fell off the church roof in 2011. She was in intensive care but escaped brain damage
Sophie was left fighting for her life in 2012 when she got hit by a car after a night out with Ryan Connor, which ended in a huge row
In 2015 Sophie fell for homeless Maddie Heath. Brooke was lauded for her acting after Maddie died in an explosion, leaving Sophie heartbroken
Sophie was furious that sister Rosie had been duped into becoming a drug’s mule in a 2017 plotline. They stashed the cocaine in an allotment