Casting News: Sarah-Lou returns

Corrie favourite Sarah-Louise Platt is to return to the cobbles - to cause more problems for long suffering mum Gail McIntyre.

Actress Tina O’Brien will start filming early next year and Sarah-Lou will arrive in Weatherfield in Spring, alongside her now teenage daughter Bethany.

Gail is already facing a turbulent few months with her dysfunctional family and will no doubt be delighted her daughter and granddaughter are back in the fold.

But it looks like her only daughter is going to cause her as much grief as sons Nick and David, whilst granddaughter Bethany has also grown up into something of a wild child.

The exact details of Sarah’s return to Coronation Street are being kept under wraps but she is sure to make waves not just for the Platts but for the Grimshaws because of her history with both Todd and Jason.

Sarah-Lou in 2004

Tina joined the programme in 1999 and was immediately thrust into the spotlight when it was revealed that 13-year-old Sarah was pregnant.

She left Weatherfield in 2007 with Bethany for a new life working Uncle Stephen in Milan.

Tina said:

“I am delighted to be returning. Sarah has a lot of history and unfinished business on the street and I’m looking forward to finding out what she’s been up to and why she’s returned home.”

Preview: Wednesday 29th October

Tonight on Coronation Street...


It's the day of the wedding and Tracy (ever the blushing bride) wants to make sure everyone knows about it!

Meanwhile, Rob's nerves are in shreds, wondering what Carla will do.
Cilla packs her bags, saying she knows she’s outstayed her welcome...
And, at the hospital, Michael receives some earth-shattering news.

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Classic Cilla Moments

Celebrate Cilla's return to Weatherfield by looking back at these classic scenes - the Street is set to get a great deal noisier!

The Bath

Cilla and Les are enjoying a romantic evening in the hot tub, until Schmeichel decides to join them!

Bribing Rita

Rita discovers that Cilla is not to be trifled with, after she has a run in with Chesney...

The Reveal

Cilla confronts Les and Yana about their affair, whilst Kirk records it all on the video camera!

Cilla Takes Chesney

Cilla takes Chesney to live with her, after Les calls Cilla's bluff.

The Wedding

Les and Cilla's wedding was never going to be a quiet, straight-forward, understated affair, was it?

Jenny Bradley is coming back to Corrie

We are very happy to confirm that Jenny Bradley is to make a return to the cobbles after an absence of 21 years.

Jenny, played by actress Sally Ann Matthews, will arrive back in Weatherfield early next year as a love interest for Kevin Webster.

The couple meet online when Kevin turns to internet dating to try and find a girlfriend. He’s shocked when he arranges to meet a mystery woman and discovers it is none other than Jenny, daughter of infamous Corrie villain Alan Bradley.

She in turn admits that she has started internet dating after a nasty divorce and was intrigued to find Kevin online - and confesses she had a bit of a crush on him when they were younger!

The pair start dating but how will Jenny’s foster mum Rita react when she finds out about the relationship?

Jenny Bradley on the Street in 1989

The pair have not spoken since 1993 when Jenny returned briefly to the Street and it became clear that she was after Rita's money to set up a business. Furious Rita wrote her a cheque for £1000 and sent her packing.

Jenny, now a 43-year-old divorcee, first joined the show in January 1986, working for Rita and Mavis as a teenage papergirl at The Kabin.

When her mum was killed in a car crash, she was placed in temporary foster care with Rita, and was reunited with her estranged father Alan.

Alan's shocking death by Blackpool tram

Alan and Rita began dating but things turned sour. He was a cheat and a swindler and turned violent when Rita confronted him.

Alan spent time in prison but Rita suffered a breakdown in 1989 and Alan was killed by a Blackpool tram trying to bring her home.

Jenny blamed Rita for her dad's downfall and death, but eventually they got back on track, and Rita remained a surrogate mum to Jenny until their fall out in 1993.

Sally Ann Matthews said:

"I'm as intrigued as everyone else to find out what Jenny has been up to for the last 21 years!

"I'm thrilled to be invited back and can't wait to get started."