Coronation Street LEGEND hints dramatic return to REUNITE with former flame: 'They're meant to be'

There have been hints that former Coronation Street favourite Jim McDonald could soon be making a comeback to the cobbles...

Coronation Street favourite Liz McDonald might have only just got her life back together after her scheming ex-husband Jim McDonald duped her into believing that their dead daughter Katie was still alive, but it seems her life could be turned upside down once again...

Actor Charles Lawson has appeared on the ITV morning show Lorraine to talk about his recent recovery from health issues, but found the time to drop some hints that we haven't seen the last of his cobbles alter ego, Jim.

Steve asks Jim to be best man in Coronation Street

Could Jim McDonald soon be making a return to Coronation Street? (Picture: ITV)

The actor revealed that he has been in touch with Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod and there could be a return in the pipeline... "It's the first time in 40 years in this business that I finally meet a producer who keeps in contact with the actors," he joked.

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"I was in touch with Mr MacLeod yesterday and there are ideas!

"It's not really down to him, its down to the writers and if they come up with something. The only thing he does is, if it's a load of rubbish, then he'll say it."

Jim Tells Liz about Katie in Coronation Street

Last time Jim was in Weatherfield he made Liz believe their dead daughter was still alive (Picture: ITV)

So does this mean Liz should be looking over her shoulder in case her troublemaking ex makes a comeback? "You can't possibly separate Liz and Jim. They're meant to be. It's like Richard Burton and Liz Taylor.

"It's very easy for me because I've lived 'in Beverley's (Callard, who plays Liz McDonald) pocket', in inverted commas, for a long time. It's two minutes and it's like they've never been apart."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.