17/04/2014 05:17 BST | Updated 17/04/2014 05:59 BST

‘Coronation Street': Bill Roache To Return As Ken Barlow... As Tina McIntyre Is Killed Off

‘Coronation Street’ star Bill Roache is set to make his return to the cobbles as Ken Barlow this summer - just as Michelle Keegan’s character is killed off.

The TV veteran’s return will see him implicated in the huge ‘Whodunnit?’ plot which is set to unfold on the soap, according to reports.

Bill Roache

Bill has been absent from the since leaving when he was arrested last April. The actor was subsequently cleared of the two sex offence charges and has taken an extended break following his trial.

According to The Sun, Bill is getting ready to return to ‘Corrie’ in June and his comeback scenes will be aired in the summer.

“It has been a long time coming,” a source told the paper. “He has had an extended break following his court case and can’t wait to start filming.

“Ken’s return coincides with one of Corrie’s biggest-ever plots and he will have to face a number of people closest to him being implicated in the murder.”

Bill isn’t the only face returning to ‘Corrie’ in the coming months as it was recently announced Charles Dawson will also be returning as Jim McDonald for three months.

“Corrie bosses are really looking forward to Charles Lawson’s coming back for a short amount of time — and his character Jim will play a key role in the drama surrounding Tina’s death,” the source added.

Michelle recently took to Twitter to apologise to fans who thought she’d been avoiding them on the ‘Corrie’ set, explaining that she couldn’t stop as her make-up would give away what happens to Tina.

Michael Le Vell is also reportedly going to return to the soap in the near future. He left last year when he faced separate charges for child sex offences.

The actor was cleared of all charges and briefly returned to the cobbles before leaving again to deal with his personal issues.

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