Coronation Street spoilers: Brian Packham returns as actor Peter Gunn makes a comeback

Will Julie Carp be swept off her feet when Brian turns up in Weatherfield?

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Actor Peter Gunn is to make a return to Coronation Street as the bumbling Brian Packham.

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A source at the ITV soap told RadioTimes.com today that Brian – who departed Weatherfield back in December 2013 – will be back on screens “in the late spring”.

It is believed that former Bessie Street headteacher Brian is to be involved in Julie Carp’s exit storyline, which comes after actress Katy Cavanagh announced her departure back in February.

Brian and Julie originally split after he deliberately scuppered her chances of fostering children. With the couple’s relationship having descended into acrimony, Brian then took a job in Wales and left the area. But will Brian’s return mean that the pair’s passion will be rekindled?

“Brian and Julie were so happy when they were together but it all fell apart over plans to have kids. Maybe Brian’s time away from Weatherfield has changed his mind and he comes back to sweep her off her feet?” an insider said to Soapsquawk.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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