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THIS familiar face is heading back to Coronation Street to cause a stir for former love interest

There's a blast from the past heading for one Coronation Street character, but who is about to have their life turned upside down?

Coronation Street actress Stirling Gallacher, better known to soap fans as Sally Metcalfe's solicitor Paula Martin, has revealed she is making a comeback to the cobbles.

The star shared a video on Twitter of her alongside fellow Coronation Street cast member and on-screen love interest Brooke Vincent - meaning it won't be long before she is back on our screens.

Stirling added the short video of the pair behind the scenes at the soap, telling her followers: "I have had the absolute and total pleasure of goofing about with this dreamboat all day".

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And fans were thrilled to see Stirling's post, commenting that they hoped it means a reunion for the former on-screen couple, who they affectionately nicknamed 'Saula', could be on the cards.

One fan replied: "The pair of you are amazing and us fans so want Saula back together."

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Fans are thrilled that Paula and Sophie could soon be reunited...

Another added: "Saula! Love it. Missed you both!" while someone else wrote: "Oh wow, you two are a match made in soap land and are an absolute pleasure to watch!".

Coronation Street fans will remember that Stirling played Sophie's love interest after they met while her character, Paula, helped fight Sally's case when she was wrongly imprisoned for fraud.

Paula and Sally's daughter Sophie couldn't help but fall for each other, but with Sally in jail, it seemed it wasn't quite the right time for them to make their romance work.

Sophie Webster and Paula kiss!

Will Paula and Sophie get their romance back on track?

But that could all be set to change now that Sally is free and back in Weatherfield, and Paula is apparently heading back to the cobbles.

Paula hasn't been seen on screen since January when Sally was released from jail, so what could bring her back to Coronation Street after a few months away?

Is she back purely to see Sophie? Or is there another reason she is set to make a comeback?

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

Picture credits: Main image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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.