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Kes undoubtedly made me because I never had to do another audition after that. I got roles in a string of TV plays including Crown Court, Slattery's Mounted Foot, Queenie's Castle, Follyfoot, The Intruder and Leeds United, where I starred as a shop steward. It even helped me land the part of Ivy in Coronation Street.
In 1994, Perrie was written out of the top-rated soap under something of a cloud. She maintained that few plot lines and infrequent appearances had eroded the essence of her character and she had therefore elected to leave the series voluntarily. The UK press, however, speculated that she had been dismissed from the programme due to the effects of cosmetic surgery to her face.
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