• Ryan Thomas quits Coronation Street after 15 years

    Ryan Thomas is set to leave Coronation Street next year. The actor, who plays builder Jason Grimshaw, joined the soap as a teenager back in 2000, but now feels it is "the right time to spread my wings and try other roles". Confirming his decision to leave the long-running ITV show, the 31-year-old said: "It has been a great privilege to be in Coronation Street for the past 15 years. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Ryan Thomas has revealed he is leaving Coronation Street next year "The cast and the crew are amongst the best in the business and to have had the