Coronation Street, Roy Cropper, Nina Lucas

Coronation Street: Roy Cropper to make comeback this Christmas?

Will Nina get a surprise visit from Uncle Roy for the holidays?

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Coronation Street viewers were devastated when long-time character Roy Cropper packed his bags and left Weatherfield for a new life in South America last month.

Roy has been on the ITV soap for over 25 years.

But could it be that cafe owner Roy’s stay in South America will be short-lived and he’ll be making a surprise return to the Street this Christmas?

According to The Sun, actor David Neilson, who plays Roy, has been spotted back on the set of the ITV soap in Manchester.

Is it possible that David has just been having a Christmas catch-up with his former co-stars?

Or is he planning to put on Roy’s apron and comfortable cardigan and step back behind the counter at Roy’s Rolls?

Coronation Street, Roy Cropper
Rumour has it that Roy Cropper is returning to Coronation Street this Christmas (Credit: ITV)

Coronation Street: Why did Roy leave Weatherfield?

Roy has always been the moral compass of Weatherfield.

So he was thrown into a spin when he discovered the gun that Abi Franklin bought to shoot her son Seb’s killer, Corey Brent, was later used by drug dealer Harvey Gaskell to kill Natasha Blakeman.

Roy previously lied to the police about Abi and the gun, knowing she could be sent back to prison again.

Natasha’s young son Sam is devastated after her death.

Roy was overcome with guilt and decided he must leave Weatherfield to repent his sins and find peace again.

Coronation Street, Roy Cropper
Roy was overcome with guilt after a terrible turn of events on Coronation Street (Credit: ITV)

Nina becomes the new owner of Roy’s Rolls!

Roy signed over everything he owns to his stunned niece, Nina Lucas.

Then he landed a job as a chef on a conservation project.

Nina and friends, including Carla Connor, tried to persuade Roy to stick around.

But his mind was made up.

So off he went in the back of a taxi…

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

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