Peter Barlow to return? Coronation Street boss hints at comeback for Chris Gascoyne

"I would hope in the not-too-distant future that he'll be phoning up and saying he's ready to do another stint," says producer Stuart Blackburn

Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn has said that he believes the character of Peter Barlow will make a return to Weatherfield.


“We all want Peter Barlow back! It’s leaping ahead, but I think he’ll return,” said the show boss.

Actor Chris Gascoyne made a brief comeback in July 2015 in time for the on-screen funeral of Deirdre Barlow. Peter was seen reminiscing with Ken and Tracy before leaving again to start a new job with a charter boat company in Antigua for six months.

Speaking at the time, Gascoyne said of his decision to reprise the role: “I was very close to Annie [Kirkbride] and I wasn’t on the show when she passed away. And I thought that, for Annie and the show, Peter would come back. So that was the reason.

“And I was happy to do so – it’s been amazing to see everybody and it’s made me realise how much I’ve missed people.”

Now, producer Blackburn is hopeful that it won’t be too long before Peter is once again showing his face at No 1 Coronation Street.

Speaking to Inside Soap, he said: “Chris has taken time out before and then come back here. I would hope in the not-too-distant future that he’ll be phoning up and saying he’s ready to do another stint.”

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