Gail will bid farewell to her granddaughter Bethany Platt next year after actress Lucy Fallon, 23, announced she was leaving Coronation Street earlier this month.
Lucy’s announcement came after Robert Preston actor Tristan Gemmill, 51, Kate Connor star Faye Brookes, 31, also broke the news they were leaving the ITV soap days before.
It has been rumoured Sinead Tinker star Katie McGlynn, 25, will also be leaving in the coming months with Michelle Connor actress Kym Marsh, 42, also bidding farewell to Weatherfield later this year.
As a veteran of the cobbles, Helen, 68, spoke on Good Morning Britain today about the atmosphere on the set following the news of the departures.
Presenter Kate Garraway, 52, said to the actress: “You’ve seen every possible come and go,” to which Helen exclaimed: “And I’m still there.”
Kate added: “Still there and still thriving and we love you on the show as well but there has been a lot of stuff in the press recently.
“A lot of speculation about morale on Coronation Street, the pressures of the schedules. What is it really like?”
Helen explained: “Fantastic. It’s a fabulous place to work and I work with an amazing family anyway and have been working with them and everyone who joins us seems to join in with us.
“Yes, it is hard work. There’s six episodes a week but the comrade is fantastic and we’re all in it together and I wouldn’t have changed any of it really.”
Although several cast members will be leaving in the coming weeks and months, next week will see the identity of the soap’s latest super villain revealed.
Earlier this year, the Underworld factory collapse led to the departures of fan favourite Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia) and Gina Seddon (Connie Hyde).
Although Gina walked away with just a few scratches, Rana met a tragic demise as the factory roof crumbled on top of her.
With factory boss Carla Connor (Alison King) currently being blamed for the accident, knowing the roof needed greater repair work than initially thought, viewers know a more sinister force was at play.
Carla had gained a number of enemies amid the factory roof collapse with five Weatherfield residents in the running to be identified as the culprit who tampered with the building work, causing the carnage.
However, earlier this week, the suspect list was cut to just three of the cobbles’ seemingly most devious residents.