Kevin Kennedy eyes Corrie return for Curly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 January 2012
Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy thinks he will ''probably'' return to 'Coronation Street' as Curly Watts one day

Kevin Kennedy thinks he will "probably" return to 'Coronation Street' one day.

The actor - who is reprising his role as supermarket boss Curly Watts in spin-off stage show 'Street of Dreams' - knows his alter ego is still popular with fans of the ITV1 soap, and is convinced bosses will eventually invite him back to Weatherfield on a permanent basis.

Kevin - who played Curly from 1983 to 2003 - said: "It's no secret that I would love to come back to the Street, and it will probably happen at some point. I'm lucky that fans seem to really like the character.

"But I'm just happy for now to be involved in this world premiere and bringing Curly back to Manchester."

Kevin is thrilled to be taking part in 'Street of Dreams' - which premieres at the Manchester Evening News Arena in March - and promised fans are in for a treat.

He said: "It's big, it's spectacular, that's why it's got to be in an Arena setting. It's just a beautiful piece of work and very complimentary to what 'Coronation Street' is all about.

"They couldn't have had the world premiere anywhere else but Manchester, could they? And I think a Manchester audience takes things really to their hearts."

The 50-year-old actor is particularly pleased to perform 'Curly's Song' in the production, which covers the storyline which saw his character adopt a star in honour of his partner Racquel (Sarah Lancashire).

He told the Manchester Evening News newspaper: "I'm very fussy about what they do with Curly's 'back catalogue' so to speak, but I was enchanted by the song as soon as I heard it."

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