With Christmas being now just a matter of weeks away, a family reunion is in store for Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) on the cobbles of Coronation Street, with her half-sister Toyah Battersby returning to the soap this month, and re-appearing on screens this December.
Actress Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah comments: "I am thrilled to be rejoining my old friends on the cobbles and hugely excited to be given the opportunity to rejoin the character of Toyah 13 years on.
"Coronation Street has always had a place in my heart and I'm delighted to be working again with my good friend Jane Danson and bringing the Battersby sisters back together.
"The script writers and producers have come up with some fantastic, clever, and detailed storylines that have inspired me and I feel excited to get started!"
Producer Kate Oates adds: "I am delighted that Georgia Taylor has agreed to return to the role of Toyah. She is a talented actress who has had great success since leaving the show in 2003.
"Family relationships are the lifeblood of soap operas and I am excited to explore the drama that Toyah will bring with her to the cobbles. She has led an interesting life away from Weatherfield and she has secrets she has kept even from Leanne.
"Her arrival this Christmas looks set to put the cat amongst the Coronation Street pigeons."
Toyah originally left Corrie 13 years ago, in February 2003 after finding out her college lecturer boyfriend had got her friend Maria pregnant.
Now though she's back, with a lot of catching up to do and some unfinished business waiting to be settled.
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