Sally Ann Matthews has urged 'Emmerdale' bosses to bring back Mathew Bose and Hayley Tamaddon.

Sally Ann Matthews

Sally Ann Matthews

The 'Coronation Street' star would love to see her pal Mathew - who played Paul Lambert on an off from 2004 to 2015 - back on the rival ITV soap, and she has also supported calls for Hayley to reprise her role as Del Dingle in the Dales.

She tweeted: "Absolutely @emmerdale should bring back @mathewbose! x (sic)

Sally has warned show bosses she will send them a "death glare" if they do not sign Mathew back up for the soap.

She wrote on Twitter: "Woe betide you if you let me down .... x

"You know your stuff. I'll death glare them if @emmerdale don't see sense x (sic)"

In response to a fan who called for Mathew and Hayley to return to the soap, Sally wrote: "That's my Christmas present right there @emmerdale!! (RT the fudge out of all of this tweeps. Ta) x (sic)"

Nicola Wheeler, who plays Paul's half-sister Nicola King on the show, also joined the social media campaign to get Mathew back on the soap, admitting she "concurs" with Sally.

Sally - who plays Jenny Bradley in 'Corrie' - then wrote: "I double, triple, quadruple concur @emmerdale! He's her brother and as a loyal viewer I NEED to see that story!!!!! x (sic)"

The 47-year-old star's comments come after TV presenter Lorraine Kelly suggested the "ridiculously handsome" Mathew - who initially played Paul from 2004 to 2009 - should be welcomed back to the soap "with open arms".

She wrote: "I'm sure you recall Emmerdale's Paul Lambert, who made a huge impact during his five years in the Dales.

"Paul was played by the ridiculously handsome Mathew Bose, who must have a painting in the attic because he hasn't aged a day since leaving school.

"Surely his return is long overdue. His family are still in 'Emmerdale', including dad Rodney Blackstock, auntie Diane Sugden and his half-sisters. There are lots of layers to Paul, too.

"His alter-ego is drag queen Thelma Louise, while he and his boyfriend Jonny were the first characters in a primetime drama to have a civil partnership, back in 2008.

"Surely such an interesting character should be welcomed back to 'Emmerdale' with open arms."