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‘Coronation Street’ Spoilers: Toyah Battersby To Return To Weatherfield

She'll be back just in time for the festive season.

20/09/2016 08:29 | Updated 20 September 2016

‘Coronation Street’ bosses have announced the return of the much-loved Toyah Battersby, confirming that Georgia Taylor will reprise her role this winter.

Toyah was last seen on t’cobbles in 2003, and she’ll be back for a festive return with her half-sister Leanne, who is currently expecting a baby.

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Georgia played Toyah until 2003 

‘Corrie’ producer Kate Oates has teased Toyah’s arrival, stating: “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.”

Georgia adds: “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.

“‘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!”

Georgia will begin filming next month, and her scenes will begin airing in the weeks running up to Christmas.

She’s not the only former ‘Corrie’ star returning before the end of 2016, and the Barlow family are also set for something of a reunion.

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