Toyah Battersby returns to Coronation Street this Christmas!

Published Tuesday, Sep 20 2016, 09:24 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Coronation Street fans are in for a treat this Christmas as Toyah Battersby makes a welcome return to the cobbles for a special appearance!

Now, we haven't seen Toyah on screen for 13 YEARS (!) and we have absolutely zero idea why her character suddenly pops up again as producers are keeping the storyline under wraps.

Toyah Battersby in Coronation Street / Georgia Taylor

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The last time we saw her was February 2003 when she learned her boyfriend had got pal Maria pregnant, fuelling her exit from the street. Since then, she has been mentioned by sister Leanne who has visited her off-screen.

Actress Georgia Taylor is filming her part next month, but we'll have to wait until December to see what happens when Toyah reunites with Leanne and the gang.

"I am thrilled to be re-joining my old friends on the cobbles and hugely excited to be given the opportunity to explore the character of Toyah 13 years on," said Georgia.

"Coronation Street has always had a place in my heart and I'm delighted to be working again with my good friend Jane Danson and bringing the Battersby sisters back together. The script writers and producers have come up with some fantastic, clever, and detailed story-lines that have inspired me and I feel excited to get started!"

Leanne Battersby in Coronation Street
2016

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Leanne's pregnant at the mo... is Toyah coming to support her?



Meanwhile, Corrie's producer Kate Oates said the show was happy to welcome Georgia's Toyah back.

"I am delighted that Georgia Taylor has agreed to return to the role of Toyah. She is a talented actress who has had great success since leaving the show in 2003.

"Family relationships are the lifeblood of soap operas and I am excited to explore the drama that Toyah will bring with her to the cobbles. She has led an interesting life away from Weatherfield and she has secrets she has kept even from Leanne. Her arrival this Christmas looks set to put the cat amongst the Coronation Street pigeons."

Bring on December, right?!

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