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Coronation Street legends ‘returning for 60th anniversary special’

The most famous women to have walked the cobbles will be back..

Some of Coronation Street’s biggest ever stars are reportedly set to make a return for the show’s 60th anniversary.

The likes of Suranne Jones, Sarah Lancashire and Julie Goodyear are apparently being lined up for a special documentary called Queens of the Street to celebrate the huge milestone.

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Julie Goodyear is set for a return to celebrate Bet and other Corrie legends (Credit: ITV)

Suranne played Karen McDonald in the soap until 2004 when she left for huge success in television drama with shows like Doctor Foster, Scott and Bailey and Gentleman Jack.

Sarah last played barmaid Raquel at the turn of the century before becoming a BAFTA winning actress for roles in Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley.

Julie played iconic Corrie character Bet Lynch on and off from 1966 to 2003 before quitting after her last comeback just two weeks into her contract.

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Michelle Keegan and Amanda Barrie will also reportedly be making appearances in the show which will celebrate Corrie’s classic female characters.

Our Girl star Michelle played Tina McIntyre before she was murdered in 2014, while Amanda played Alma Baldwin who succumbed to cancer in 2001.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: “It’s Corrie’s 60th birthday next year so ITV are planning some special shows to celebrate the landmark.

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Michelle played Tina McIntyre in the soap until 2014 (Credit: ITV)

“The show launched the careers of some of the biggest stars on TV – especially the likes of Suranne and Sarah.

“It’ll be a real celebration of all those women we’ve seen in the Rovers Return.”

Ent Daily has contacted Corrie for comment.

Corrie is the world’s longest running television soap opera, and will hit its 60th anniversary next year.

Suranne is reportedly returning (Credit: ITV)

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Actor Jack P Shepherd joked at a recent press day that the show was planning a spectacular live episode to celebrate the huge milestone.

He said: “A live, we’re doing a live! No, I just made that up! I assume it will be that!

“I love ’em. A lot of the cast don’t. A lot of them do get petrified which is understandable. I like the buzz of it. It’s really nice being on one of them, because everybody really gets an input, and feels part of it, much more than the day to day stuff.

“The night is amazing, with hundreds of people involved, and the after party. So yeah I like doing them.”

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