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Hollywood actor who starred alongside Tom Hanks leaves Coronation Street

Hollywood actor Robin Morrissey, who recently joined the cast of Coronation Street as Felix, Summer Spellman's boyfriend, has decided to leave the show just weeks after his debut. Summer returned to Weatherfield after studying in America with a new man in tow, much to the surprise of Billy and Paul.

However, in the coming episodes, Felix will say goodbye to Summer after hearing a derogatory message about him on Paul's Eyegaze device. As Billy and Todd frantically search for the mute button, Felix storms out.

Robin was a significant signing for ITV bosses as he starred alongside big names such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant in the blockbuster Cloud Atlas – his first professional appearance. Since then he has appeared in numerous films and TV dramas.

Robin Morrissey, who plays newcomer Felix, has decided to leave the Cobbles just weeks after his debut

Summer Spellman and Felix arrive at the apartment just in time to hear Paul Foreman [PETER ASH] a derogatory message about Felix is ​​played on his eyegaze. – Source: ITV

The Liverpool-born star is also known for his role as Sergeant Fred Thompson in the police drama The Tower.

After Robin's first scene, audiences weren't exactly keen on his role and feared he could cause trouble in Summer's family, particularly through a possible infidelity storyline with Todd Grimshaw. This week, those concerns seemed justified, with viewers questioning Felix's intentions towards Summer and doubting the romance she's hoping for, reports the Mirror.

On social media platform X, one fan speculated: “I bet Summer's new mate is actually a tutor from the University of America who came specifically to use Paul as a 'case study' #Corrie.”

Hollywood star Tom Hanks on the red carpetHollywood star Tom Hanks on the red carpet

Robin's biggest role was alongside A-lister Tom Hanks in “Cloud Atlas” – Photo credit: PA

Another viewer suggested: “Is Summer's boyfriend over to study Paul up close? I don't know what to make of him. #Corrie.” A third warned: “#corrie Don't let Felix near Paul.” And a fourth expressed open distrust: “I don't like him, there's something wrong with him. Run Summer, run #Corrie.”

From the start, Felix's strange fascination with Paul's situation caused a stir when he met Billy, Paul and Todd. Coronation Street's Tina O'Brien reveals some juicy inside information about her character Sarah Platt's rollercoaster relationship with Gary Windass, played by Mikey North.

When Sarah runs into a dejected Gary, he invites her to his flat – which he happens to share with Maria – to cheer her up, leading to an emotional embrace between the two. But Gary conveniently forgets that Maria's hidden cameras are installed to monitor her son Liam and that unfortunately they have recorded their meeting. And of course, as soap operas go, Maria discovers them.

In her interview with Metro, Tina spoke about the deep bond between Sarah and Gary, saying: “She has this weird connection with Gary, they've always had this ability to tell each other things they wouldn't tell other people.”

She added: “I think because he's seen them at their worst, they tend to fall back into that depth of emotion. He shouldn't tell her how things went with Maria, but he did, even though he knew it probably wasn't the right thing to do.”

“Did they think they were up to something? Probably not, but did they break a certain code of conduct? Yes. These are the conversations you're supposed to have with your partner, but they seem to be able to have them so much easier among themselves.

“There's definitely still a bond, especially since Nathan's back on the scene. Gary was there when Bethany first went through this, he knew exactly how horrific it was and I think rightly or wrongly, he's doing what he can to get Nathan out of the picture.”