Les and Janice Battersby could soon return to Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 January 2017
Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor has teased Les and Janice Battersby could return to 'Coronation Street'

Georgia Taylor has teased that Les and Janice Battersby could return to 'Coronation Street'.

The 36-year-old actress has reprised her role as Toyah Battersby on ITV soap after 13 years away from the cobbles and she has hinted that she might not be the last of the Battersby clan to make a return to screens as Bruce Jones (Les) and Vicky Entwistle (Janice) may follow her.

Speaking on ITV's 'This Morning', Georgia said: "I don't know, not at the moment, we are just focusing on the relationship of the sisters and what's going to happen with them but we'll wait and see..."

Bruce and Vicky first joined the soap back in 1997 when their alter egos arrived as a new family on the street alongside stroppy teenager Leanne [Jane Danson], who rejoined the cast in 2004.

In 2015 a petition was launched to bring Bruce's Status Quo-loving character back to 'Coronation Street' after the storyline meant he left to work as a roadie in 2007.

And rumours of a return were sparked last year when he was spotted by eagle-eyed soap fans taking a stroll along the sea front in Blackpool, close to where the soap was on location filming new scenes, however, it transpired that he just happened to be in the same area for his panto stint.

Meanwhile, the soap saw Janice say goodbye to Weatherfield to go travelling the world in 2011 with her boyfriend Trevor Dean.

The Battersbys have a history of making life difficult for many neighbours including Curly Watts, Martin Platt, Ken Barlow, stepdaughter Toyah's boyfriend Spider Nugent and Percy Sugden, who was so scared of Les he moved to a retirement complex.

Speaking about working on the new 'Coronation Street' set at Media City, Manchester, she said: "I actually think it's really nice because it feels like a fresh start in a lot of ways and having the new studio really helps with that and I don't know if going back to the old studio might have felt a bit strange.

"Obviously there are a lot of familiar faces like Jane Danson [Leanne Battersby] she was such a big pull for me and one of the reasons I'm going back."

Georgia's character has made waves once again since her Christmas Day arrival - it was revealed she is having an affair with Leanne's ex-husband Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne).

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