Corrie legend Norris Cole could return to the cobbles ‘next year’

We've got our fingers crossed!

It is the news soap fans have been waiting for, notoriously nosey Norris Cole could could be heading back to the cobbles.

Coronation Street actress Patti Clare, better known as Mary Taylor, appeared on This Morning earlier today to talk about her character’s recent storylines.

Could Norris soon be back on our screens? (Credit: ITV)

But while she was chatting about Mary’s dramas with pathological liar son Jude Appleton, she also dropped a hint that Norris could be making a come back.

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78-year-old Malcolm Hebden, who plays busybody Norris, has been taking a much-needed rest from the show after suffering a heart attack in December last year.

Fans would love to see Norris back where he belongs (Credit: ITV)

Speaking about Malcolm’s possible return Patti hinted: “Norris is in Peru with Emily at the moment. Mary speaks to him often on the phone.

“There’s a faint whisper that he might be back, maybe, next year…”

Actress Patti Clare dropped a huge hint on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

But before we get too excited about the thought of Norris putting the world to rights once again, nothing is set in stone and it is yet to be officially confirmed that Malcolm is returning to work.

Speaking about his heart attack, Malcolm told the Blackpool Gazette in July: “The heart attack tore a hole in my heart, they operated and took a chance. Fortunately I didn’t realise how bad it was; I was dying.”

Patti Clare was on This Morning to chat about her recent Corrie storyline (Credit: ITV)

The actor was then in an induced coma for much of December last year following a ‘ground breaking’ operation that saw his heart ‘wallpapered’ using tissue from a cow.

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Speaking about a possible return to the cobbles at the time, Malcolm said: “People are asking if I’m returning to the Street, but that’s just not known yet. I may do, I may not, it all depends on my recovery.”

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

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