Tina O'Brien returning to Coronation Street

Tina O'Brien

Tina O'Brien

Former 'Coronation Street' star Tina O'Brien is set to return to the ITV1 soap in 2013 to reprise her role as Sarah-Louise Platt.

Tina O'Brien is set to return to 'Coronation Street' in 2013.

The 29-year-old actress - who portrayed Sarah-Louise Platt, who hit the headlines when she fell pregnant aged just 13, for eight years before quitting Weatherfield in 2007 - is to reprise her role in the ITV1 soap in the new year along with her onscreen daughter Bethany, who is now 13.

A 'Coronation Street' source said: "Sarah-Louise's pregnancy was an ¬absolutely massive story and was a ratings winner for Corrie. It's amazing to think it was 13 years ago now.

"She was an extremely popular character, so it's a masterstroke to bring both her and Bethany back."

Sarah-Louise will be kept busy by Bethany - who is expected to be portrayed by a new actress - and she is set to clash with her brother David's (Jack P. Shepherd) wife Kylie Platt (Paula Lane).

The source added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "What makes the move even more intriguing is the fact Bethany will be the same age at Sarah-Louise when she fell pregnant. She will prove to be a real handful, just like her mum was. It really is like history repeating itself.

"Sarah-Louise hasn't turned into a wallflower either, and she is going to have some major battles with Kylie because she doesn't like the way she treats David."

The decision to bring Sarah-Louise back is said to have been made by new 'Coronation Street' producer Stuart Blackburn, who is taking over the role from Phil Collinson.


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