Around 12.3 million Corrie viewers watched as Becky swept into a Streetcab for (possibly) the last time on Monday night.
But actress Katherine Kelly has revealed that she pleaded with the showâs bosses not to kill of the character she has been playing for the past five years.
She said: âThe next breath after I said I wanted to leave Coronation Street was to say âBut please donât kill her offâ.
âIâd hate to think I couldnât go back because I had such a lovely five years there.â?
Over in the world of Twitter, fans were busy tweeting their delight at Beckyâs distinctly non-deadly exit and lamenting the loss of their âfavouriteâ? character.
@hannahjones20 tweeted: âI will miss kathrine/becky from coronation street I didn’t want her to go. She was my best character on the street named coronation stâ? (sic)
While @youngxjp expressed his cyber sadness: âGutted Becky left Coronation Street. Probably not worth watching now, she was my favourite. #sadtimes
Louise Sutton, Coronation Streetâs assistant producer, revealed that Becky having a happy-ever-after was never in any doubt.
âWe love Becky exactly as viewers do so when we knew she was leaving, we knew we had to give her the most spectacular and satisfying exit we could.
âIt was only ever the case that she would leave in a blaze of glory having defeated her arch-enemy Tracy. Anything else would have been frustrating and unjust.â?
So would Kelly return lycra-clad and stiletto-heeled to the cobbles?
âI see no reason why I wouldnât go back â but it depends if they ask.â?