06/06/2013 08:00 BST

'Coronation Street': Bruno Langley To Return As Todd Grimshaw

Coronation Street's Eileen Grimshaw will be pleased...

Her prodigal son Todd Grimshaw, the soap’s first acknowledged gay character, is to return to Weatherfield from London.

Todd, played by Bruno Langley, was last seen making a brief appearance in April 2011 and show bosses are now promising his return will "mean heartache for more than one Corrie resident".

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Bruno Langley with his son Freddie

Langley told the Radio Times: "Having worked extensively in the theatre for the past few years, I am very happy to be coming back to Corrie, getting back on screen, and working with my old cast mates again. Since I left in 2004 I have met many wonderful people, and done some amazing jobs, but best of all I now have a beautiful son Freddie Langley.

"Right now seems to be a great time to return to The Street, as I have just moved back to Manchester myself, and it's going to be interesting to see if Todd has changed after being in London for so long, as I have changed as a person too.

Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn added: "I'm really happy to welcome Bruno back to Weatherfield. Todd is a much loved character who has real history on the show and his return will leave Eileen with some impossible choices."

Todd first appeared on Corrie between 2001 and 2004, when he was famously seen making trying to kiss a a sleeping Nick Tilsley (then played by Adam Rickitt).

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