Coronation Street boss on those Toyah Battersby comeback rumours – is she returning?

"I think she's fantastic," says producer Kate Oates

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Is a pregnant Leanne about to be reunited with her sister Toyah? It’s the question that all Coronation Street fans want answering following press rumours last weekend that actress Georgia Taylor would be making a comeback to the ITV soap.

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Toyah has not been seen in Weatherfield since 2003, with Taylor having gone on to take regular roles in such hit dramas as Casualty and Law & Order: UK.

But now Taylor’s name has once again been linked to Corrie as new producer Kate Oates makes her mark on the cobbles.

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But unfortunately it seems that Toyah Battersby’s return is not yet a done deal. Speaking to press about whether Georgia Taylor would be once again sharing scenes with Jane Danson, Kate Oates said: 

“It’s speculation at the moment, to be honest. I also love Toyah. I think she’s fantastic. And because Leanne has such a big story and Jane Danson is going to be so busy, it is really tempting to see how it all fits together.

“But is just speculation at the moment and it was funny to read that one at the weekend.”

Let’s keep our fingers crossed, though, eh?

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

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