Coronation Street is set to welcome back some familiar faces for its special Easter episodes. Violet Wilson and boyfriend Jamie Baldwin (Jenny Platt and Rupert Hill) were last seen by fans three years ago when they fled Weatherfield with Sean's biological son, Dylan. They will be back briefly for a special storyline that takes the ITV1 show from Weatherfield to London. And they're not the only familiar faces making a reappearance. Sean (Antony Cotton) will head to the capital to be reunited with Dylan for the Easter holidays, and is thrilled to bump into his ex Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou). Coronation Street fans can also look forward to the return of Street favourite Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley), when he travels north for the holiday to introduce his wealthy new boyfriend to mum Eileen. However, Todd's visit to Weatherfield does not go exactly to plan, while Sean's journey south throws up some unexpected surprises. "It will be a real treat for Corrie viewers to see Sean exploring the sights of London, while at the same time Todd returns to Weatherfield to catch up with his mum," explained a Coronation Street spokesperson. They added: "Sean is desperate to be a real dad to Dylan so when Violet says he can visit he is thrilled, but when he arrives in the capital he is in for a few surprises. "Meanwhile back in Weatherfield Todd has returned home for Easter. But how does he feel about Coronation Street now he has a rich boyfriend in tow and a glamorous life in London?" The episodes will screen from Sunday, April 24.
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