Alison King is making her Coronation Street comeback as Carla Connor, the soap’s top boss has finally confirmed.
For months speculation has been rife that the actress, a firm favourite with the show’s diehard fans, was set to return to the cobbles.
Alison left after years on the treadmill where her alter ego had been put through the ringer with the star believing that both her, and Carla, needed a rest.
Now she’s coming back to take charge of Underworld again and Kate Oates, Corrie’s top boss, has promised fans that she won’t ruin the much-loved character.
Kate told Radio Times: “It’s time to break new ground with Carla. I didn’t want to put her on that familiar cycle of self-destruction, recovery, followed by more self-destruction.
“What we’ll have instead are these two strong Connor women – Carla and Michelle – on opposing sides and in conflict for a change.”
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