THIS former cobbles FAVOURITE returns to Coronation Street tonight - but why?

Alina Pop makes her return to Coronation Street in tonight's episodes...

Tonight's Coronation Street is set to see Alina Pop making a comeback, months after she left Seb Franklin broken-hearted by leaving Weatherfield.

Coronation Street fans will remember Alina was part of a huge human-trafficking storyline earlier this year when Seb found himself caught up in the drama after falling for the nail technician.

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Seb fell in love with Alina after they met earlier this year (Picture: ITV)

However, Alina's employers found themselves in a huge trouble with the police when the truth was revealed... causing Alina to flee back to Romania in August in fear that they would track her down in if she stayed in the UK.

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But tonight's Coronation Street sees Alina back on the cobbles once again... and she's looking for Seb.

But sadly for Alina it seems her timing couldn't have been much worse, because this evening's first instalment of Coronation Street sees Seb and his new love interest Emma Brooker make things official as they finally become a couple.

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Emma is shocked when Amy reveals she sent Alina packing (Picture: ITV)

Shortly after the pair announce their good news, Amy Barlow finds Alina knocking at the door of number 11, looking for Seb.

She lies that Seb is now engaged to Emma, causing a mortified Alina to flee. But Amy's lies soon catch up with her when she confesses what she did to Emma.

Emma is horrified that Alina is back for Seb, but she tells Amy that she can't just send her packing and insists that they must be honest and tell Seb the truth.

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Will Seb choose Alina or Emma? (Picture: ITV)

When Emma confesses that Alina is back in the second instalment of tonight's Coronation Street, Seb is left stunned.

However, instead of telling Emma that he has moved on from his ex and wants to focus on their future now, Seb admits that he is unsure of his feelings and Emma is left to wonder where this leaves their new romance.

Could the pair be heading for a split already? Or is Seb going to let Alina down gently?

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.