'Coronation Street': Charlie Lawson To Return As Jim McDonald In July

13/04/2014 11:03 | Updated 13 April 2014

Corrie’ fans can look forward to the return of a familiar face later this year, as it’s been revealed that Jim McDonald - played by actor Charlie Lawson - will be returning to the soap.

The tough character, famous for his turbulent family life and fiery temper, will return to ‘Coronation Street’ for a three-month period in July.

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Jim McDonald, with his onscreen wife Liz

However, given that the last time we saw Jim he was being found guilty of armed robbery, we’re thinking it’s unlikely we’ll see him supping a pint over in the Rovers Return or nipping to the Kabin for a pick 'n' mix and a copy of ‘Hiya!’ magazine.

Instead, it's thought Jim’s new storyline will focus on his time behind bars, while his relationship with his wife Liz McDonald - who returned to the soap late last year and quickly reclaimed her rightful place as landlady of the Rovers Return - is also thought to be put to the test in the new story arc.

Jim exited ‘Corrie’ back in 2011, when he held up a building society so he could try and get enough money for Liz, played by soap veteran Beverley Callard, to buy the Rovers.

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