Wendi Peters 'never considered' Coronation Street return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 October 2014
Wendi Peters

Wendi Peters

Wendi Peters has confessed she "never really considered" returning to 'Coronation Street' until her agent was approached about her characters return

Wendi Peters "never considered" returning to 'Coronation Street'.

The 46-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Cilla Battersby-Brown in the ITV soap later this month and although she's looking forward to her return, she admits she hasn't really missed it.

She explained: "It was a shock when the phone went and it was my agent telling me she'd had Granada on.

"I had put Cilla to bed completely and I had moved on. Returning was something I had never really considered and there wasn't a point where I though I would quite like to be back."

Wendi is to return as her on-screen daughter Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Brown) prepares for maternity leave and her character Cilla's shocking secret is to form part of her exit-story.

She continued to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I have been lucky as I have been busy with theatre roles since leaving Corrie. But this opportunity seemed ideal as it is for a short period and it's lovely to come back to help get Jennie out for maternity leave.

"The fact my on-screen daughter is having a baby in real life makes me feel like I am going to be a real granny."

Meanwhile, the soap star is nervous about her own daughter Gracie, 14, and her friends seeing her horrible on-screen persona.

She added: "When she was seven, her friends didn't watch Corrie, they had no idea what it was all about and so nobody knew who I was.

"I was just Gracie's mum. Now they are going to watch it and see that Cilla's not a very nice person."

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