Coronation Street spoilers: Jim McDonald returns – pictures

Jim McDonald isn't quite back on the cobbles, but Peter Barlow is certainly surprised to see him

Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) probably wasn’t expecting to see anyone he knew behind bars. But in next week’s Coronation Street, there’s a familiar face in the cells. 


After his cellmate tells him there’s a man among the prisoners known as the Landlord, Barlow seeks him out to illegally buy some alcohol. 

But he gets a shock when he comes face to face with long-time Corrie fave Jim McDonald (Charles Lawson).

Jim is of course doing time for armed robbery after holding up a bank in an effort to steal money to buy the Rovers. He’s not been seen in the show since 2011. But, judging by his expression it seems he might have a thing or two to say to Barlow about how he’s wound up suspected of Tina’s murder, the drinking and surely it won’t take long for him to ask about Liz…


Jim returns Friday 8th August, 7:30pm, ITV