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It’s official! Jim McDonald is returning to Corrie

Sharon Marshall confirmed the legendary character's return this morning

This Morning’s resident soap expert Sharon Marshall revealed earlier today that Jim McDonald would definitely be returning to Coronation Street in the coming months.

Actor Charlie Lawson is set to make his soap comeback after his character has been in jail following armed robbery back in 2011.

Charlie Lawson as Jim McDonald (Credit: ITV)

Charlie told The Mirror that his character would be retuning to the cobbles as soon as he is released from jail.

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However the actor revealed his real return to the soap will come later than show bosses originally planned…

Jim is currently in prison for armed robbery (Credit: ITV)

“They wanted me back full-time this year, but I couldn’t do it as I am doing Rebus on stage and a thriller.

“I’m going to film a bit but then will be back again next year.”

Rumour has it that Jim will be back on screen for his son Steve’s wedding to Tracy Barlow as the pair plan to wed for the second time.

But not everyone in Weatherfield will be happy to see him back.

Will Liz be pleased to see Jim back on the cobbles? (Credit: ITV)

Jim was sent to prison for trying to rob a bank to get cash for wife Liz to buy the Rovers. But once inside he caused trouble for Peter Barlow.

Jim tried to rob a bank to get money for Liz to buy the Rovers (Credit: ITV)

Could there be a clash between the pair when they come face-to-face again on the outside?

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As well as confirming Jim McDonald’s return, Sharon Marshall also laughed off recent rumours that Bet Lynch might be heading back to the soap…

Sharon cleared up soap confusion on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

“They said we have got a big comeback for a character and it is actually Jim McDonald and not Bet Lynch. He is going to be coming back late summer – no plans for Bet, but she is an icon!

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

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