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Sunday 8th December 2019

Angela Griffin to make permanent Coronation Street comeback as Fiona Middleton?

She left the cobbles in 1998

Angela Griffin is keen to make a permanent Coronation Street comeback.

The 43-year-old actress, who played hairdresser Fiona Middleton from 1993 to 1998 before making a brief cameo return earlier this year, would love to step out onto the cobbles again full-time.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: "It's very tempting to go back and just stay there forever and a day. I'm open to the idea of that.

Angela briefly returned to Corrie a few months ago (Credit: YouTube/Coronation Street)

"My character isn't dead so the door is open. There was talk about making it happen this year but it couldn't because the dates didn't work out. But it could happen in the future."

The former soap star admitted the ITV show holds a special space "in her heart", and despite not appearing regularly for more than two decades she still loves being back on the cobbles.

She added: "Corrie holds such a big place in my heart. I was my daughter's age when I first started on it. But even now after all these years I still absolutely love it."

Earlier this year, Angela appeared on the soap once again as Fiona, as the character, who now lives in Australia, chatted to her on-screen daughter Emma Brooker on Skype.

Fiona is Emma's mum (Credit: YouTube/Coronation Street)

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It was revealed over the summer that Emma's biological dad is actually Fiona's ex Steve McDonald, and the actress recently suggested that could open the door for a comeback.

She told Digital Spy: "I think there is in terms that she (Emma) is my daughter and there's unfinished business with Steve, obviously.

"But there's no plans at the moment. I think they are just going to let that storyline play out and see what happens."

It was revealed earlier this year that Steve McDonald is Emma's biological father (Credit: ITV)

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Since leaving Corrie in 1998, Angela has gone on to enjoy a successful acting career with roles in the likes of Cutting It, Waterloo Road, Lewis, Midsomer Murders and Brief Encounters, as well as presenting on Emergency With Angela Griffin.

Most recently, she appeared as Astrid in Idris Elba's comedy series Turn Up Charlie.

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

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