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Monday 14th October 2019

Katherine Kelly pours cold water on possible Corrie comeback

Actress doesn't sound keen on heading back to Weatherfield

Katherine Kelly has shut down hopes of a return to Coronation Street for soap favourite Becky McDonald, claiming the character is outdated.

The 38-year-old British Soap Award winner, who trained at RADA, talked down reprising the popular character during a chat on This Morning - and seemed unaware Becky had a recent offscreen role on the ITV soap.

Reflecting on her time away from the cobbles, she told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes: "It’s been seven years now."

Katherine continued: "I have been asked [about returning] recently. The thing is I don't know quite how we would do it."

Doesn't look like Katherine will be going back to Corrie as Becky any time soon (Credit: ITV)

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Becky moved on from Weatherfield in 2012 to begin a new life in Barbados - and the character has not been written back in to appear in front of cameras despite the deaths of half-sister Kylie Turner and close friend Hayley Cropper.

Indicating her portrayal of the gobby ex of Steve McDonald was a "sign of the times", crime documentary presenter Katherine added: "She was a first sort of ladette on those kind of shows.

If she went back and she was boring, that’d be a let-down

"[Becky] can’t go back like that. Also, because I’m seven years older now.

"It would feel like a caricature and times have moved on since then."

Becky was much-loved by Corrie fans (Credit: ITV)

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But the Mr Selfridge actress acknowledged a complete overhaul for the character would leave fans disappointed, too.

"If she went back and she was boring, that’d be a let-down," admitted Katherine.

This Morning viewers meanwhile seemed more interested in how different Yorkshire-born Katherine’s voice sounds in real life.

Well, at least it is one less ex wife Steve has to worry about (Credit: ITV)

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

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