CLAIRE King is a well known face on British soaps.
The actress admitted she battled the booze after her husband had an affair – here is what we know about her…
Rex Features Claire King is an actress known for appearing in soaps
Who is Claire King? What is her background?
Claire King was born January 10, 1963 and is a 55-year-old British actress.
Claire was originally known for her role as Kim Tate in Emmerdale until she left the soap after 10 years in 1999.
She was then cast in Bad Girls in 2000 and played Karen Betts until she left in 2004.
In 2006, she took part in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing – finishing in sixth place.
King also appeared on the 14th series of Celebrity Big Brother in August 2014 but left the show on Day 16 due to illness.
She joined Corrie in 2014 but left in August 2017 after three years.
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When did Claire King leave Coronation Street?
Claire – who played Erica Holroyd – left Corrie after three years on the soap.
Her final scenes were aired on August 4, 2017.
She told Good Morning Britain tweaks to her role prompted her to leave.
Speaking about why she quit she said: “I thought she was a natural character and a natural Coronation Street character.
“And she then started changing a bit so…
“And she had no family, she was a bit of a pinball just moving about, so she changed a bit.
“I just thought right, this isn’t the character that originally started.”
ITV Claire joined Coronation Street in 2014 (pictured with co-star Beverley Callard)