Corrie ghost Vera Duckworth
'Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth is to make an eerie return to the soap as a ghost to mark the 50th anniversary of the show
Vera Duckwoth is set to return to 'Coronation Street' as a ghost.
Elizabeth Dawn's feisty character - who died in the programme on Friday 18th January 2008 - is set to make an eerie return to the soap later this year to reunite with her screen husband Jack Duckworth (Bill Tarmey).
Bosses of the show want the legendary character to return before Jack leaves the soap for good in December - as part of a huge storyline to mark the programme's 50th anniversary.
A source said: "The scriptwriters have been trying to come up with a fitting end for Jack and the ghost idea has become a big hit among the crew. It would be the most dramatic return from the grave since Bobby came out of the shower in Dallas."
The actress, who joined the show in 1973, left two years ago after being diagnosed with incurable lung disease emphysema.
Bill has been appearing in the soap less and less after taking semi-retirement because of health problems, but producers want him to have one major last storyline before he leaves for good.
Other plot lines being considered include transsexual Hayley Cropper getting married to her long term partner Roy Cropper.