Corrie’s Adam Rickett’s wife Katy says goodbye to ITV co-star after health issue

ITV Presenter Katy Rickitt has had to say goodbye to her colleague Duncan Wood after he left the show following health issues.

Duncan has presented ITV Calendar for around 19 years, while Katy was with the show for nearly a year.

She has now made a return to Good Morning Britain, alongside Ben Shepard, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley.

Katy married Coronation Street's Adam Rickett in 2014, who played Nick Tilsley on the soap until 2004.

ITV announced on its official page that Duncan was leaving, after he recently sparked worry among fans and colleagues due to a leave of absence related to ‘health issues’, theExpressreports.

Katy took to Twitter to bid an emotional farewell to her now ex colleague, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

She said: “I feel honoured to have worked alongside a real Telly legend!

“You’ll be so missed @duncanwooditv but I wish you every happiness in the next chapter. Thank you for being my partner in crime.”

Katy also shared a number of sweet photos from the show over the years on her Instagram. She added the caption: “Wishing the lovely @duncs62 all the very best for the future as you exit @itvcalendar stage left after 19 years!” she captioned the photos.

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She added: “I feel so very lucky to have had the chance to work with a true telly and Yorkshire legend and be your fleeting telly wife!

“Thanks for all the advice and the laughs… Now go be amazing in everything that awaits.”

Duncan also posted a little nod to his time on the show, taking to Twitter to write: “Today is my last appearance on the good ship Calendar @itvcalendar.”

Duncan also said: "It's been an incredible honour and privilege to be allowed into the front rooms of millions of homes across the region for almost two decades, building up a relationship with ITV Calendar' s wonderful viewers, and telling their amazing stories.

"I've been fortunate to make many lifelong friends through the programme and to have worked with some exceptionally talented people both on and off screen.

"But after a lot of thought I've decided the time is right for me to start the next chapter of my life and see what's round the next corner."

Duncan joined ITV Calendar in 2003, alongside Christine Talbot. She left last year, but the pair were known for having the longest on-screen partnership in ITV News.

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