SPARE a thought today for Coronation Street star Bruce Jones.
The actor, who played Les Battersby, has been given the boot from the soap.
We broke the story here at MEN online yesterday afternoon.
I was never a huge fan of layabout Les.
And there will be plenty of people queuing up to have a go at Bruce for what he may, or may not, have been guilty of off screen.
But it’s always sad to see someone depart Corrie in such circumstances.
Street bosses allowed Bruce to go with a dignified statement.
I hope he, literally, gets his act together and is back working soon.
Les won’t be seen again on screen.
And with Cilla (Wendi Peters) also due to depart later this year, what’s to become of Chesney (Sam Aston)?
Is Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) – one of my all time favourite Weatherfield characters – set for a return to her surrogate mum role?
Or is it time for Kirk (Andy Whyment) to take some responsibility?
And what of Cilla’s missing pal Yana (Jayne Tunnicliffe)?
Has she been swallowed by Mr Wong’s fat fryer?