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'Coronation Street' Spoiler: Claire King Arrives In The Rovers Return As Liz McDonald's Friend (PICS)

08/12/2014 10:55 GMT | Updated 08/12/2014 10:59 GMT

The first photos of Claire King on ‘Coronation Street’ have arrived, and the sight of her chatting with Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) in the Rovers’ Return is even more fabulous than we hoped it would be.

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Claire’s character, Erica, arrives on the cobbles next week, surprising her old friend, Liz, who she knew from when they both lived in Spain (oh yeah... Liz lived in Spain for a while. Remember? She came back with a glittery strand in her hair? Happy days).

As you can see from the photo, Liz is thrilled to see her old pal, and lets her stay over Christmas.

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Claire King and Beverley Callard on the set of 'Coronation Street'

Yes, that’s right, Beverley Callard and Claire King (and probably Kym Marsh) tucking into the same turkey. That sounds like a camp Christmas treat we definitely want to be a part of.

Little does Liz know, Erica’s roaming eye is looking for a fling while she’s in Weatherfield, which is good news for Nick Tilsley (Ben Price)... but slightly less good news for his mum, Gail Platt (Helen Worth).

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Erica apparently hypnotises Liz into letting her stay over the Christmas period

It was recently reported that producers had extended Claire’s stint on ‘Corrie’, which was initially only supposed to run for a couple of weeks, into the New Year - before a single episode has even aired.

Catch Claire’s first scenes as Erica when she arrives on the scene on Monday, 15 December at 7.30pm on ITV.

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