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Wednesday 21st August 2019

Coronation Street confirms Emily Bishop will return to screens in October

She will surprise Ken for his 80th birthday

Coronation Street has confirmed Emily Bishop will be making an appearance on the ITV soap in October for Ken's 80th birthday.

In a tweet posted on the official Coronation Street Twitter page, they revealed what scenes they had been filming this week.

The tweet said: "This week we're filming Ken's 80th Birthday party and look who surprises him with a special video message - it's Emily!

This week we're filming Ken's 80th Birthday party and look who surprises him with a special  video message - it's Emily!

"See it all on screen in October #Corrie #Ken #Emily #Exclusive #FirstLook #SneakPeek."

Emily, who is played by Eileen Derbyshire, was last seen in January 2016.

Emily left to volunteer in Peru with her nephew Spider.

After spending two years abroad she did return to the UK but went to Scotland where she lived with her niece Freda.

Emily was last seen in 2016 (Credit: ITV)

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Norris went to visit Emily. Earlier this year Freda returned to cobbles shortly followed by Norris, who she was now engaged to.

Norris and Freda didn't stay for long, they returned to sort out the sale of Norris's house, No.1 Coronation Street, and for Norris to sell the Kabin.

Shortly after Norris left, the Baileys moved into the house and Kathy and Brian bought the Kabin, much to Rita's dismay.

Emily's niece Freda and Norris appeared earlier this year (Credit: ITV)

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Eileen joined Coronation Street in 1961 and has made over 3000 appearances in the show.

Her major storylines included her husband Ernest being killed in a robbery and marrying bigamist Arnold Swain.

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

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