Deirdre Barlow to return to Coronation Street as a ghost?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 May 2015
Anne Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride

Deirdre Barlow will return to 'Coronation Street' as a ghost in haunting scenes, four months after the death of actress Anne Kirkbride, who played the character on the soap for 42-years

Deidre Barlow is to return to 'Coronation Street' as a ghost.

The long-running character - who was played by the late Anne Kirkbride - will reportedly make her presence known in an upcoming scene between Michelle Connor and Steve McDonald following the news of her death.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It will be a really spooky moment because it will seem like Deirdre is making her presence felt from beyond the grave.

"Michelle and Steve are talking about her, sharing their memories and their shock at her death, when suddenly the doors swing open with a huge crash."

Following the news that Anne - who played Deirdre for over 40 years - had lost her battle with cancer earlier this year it was claimed Deirdre was staying with friends.

But it's now been reported that the ITV soap will reveal that her character has too passed away in a scene where her husband Ken (William Roache) will be told Deirdre was found dead in a garden chair.

However, a spokesperson for the soap has refused to confirm Deirdre's return, saying: "We do not comment on storylines."

'Corrie' producer Stuart Blackburn added that they are yet to film Deirdre's funeral.

He said: "We haven't filmed the funeral yet. We're heading towards that."

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