Cilla Battersby-Brown returning to Corrie

Wendi Peters is to reprise her role as Cilla Battersby-Brown for a short stint in 'Coronation Street' later this year

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Wendi Peters

Wendi Peters

Cilla Battersby-Brown is to return to 'Coronation Street'.

Wendi Peters is set to reprise her role as the loudmouth mother of Fiz Stape and Chesney Brown for a short stint, it has been announced.

Cilla will return to Weatherfield after a seven-year absence for six weeks in October as part of an exciting new storyline.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, Cilla's cobbles comeback is expected to tie in with Fiz's departure from the street as actress Jennie McAlpine goes on maternity leave to welcome her first child.

Wendi said: "I'm really thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit Cilla and the cobbles for a short while and to see what she has been up to for the last seven years."

'Corrie' executive producer Stuart Blackburn added: "We can't wait to see Cilla back on the cobbles, she's a truly unforgettable character who is at the heart of Corrie's rich history."

Cilla first caused havoc in Weatherfield between 2003 and 2007, when she left the street after inheriting a £450,000 necklace from a pensioner who died whilst in her care.

The brash character was last seen in the 2008 DVD special 'Out of Africa'.

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