Will Mellor is returning to 'Coronation Street' as killer Harvey Gaskell.

Will Mellor is heading back to Coronation Street

Will Mellor is heading back to Coronation Street

The former 'Two Pints of Lager And A Packet of Crisps' actor - who was last seen on the cobbles at the end of 2022 - will be involved in the ITV soap's upcoming New Year's episode as he reprising his role as the sinister drug lord.

'Corrie' producer Iain MacLeod has confirmed that fans will see Damon Hay (Ciaran Griffiths) return to win back Sarah Barlow (Tina O'Brien) as he looks to get revenge on Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson).

He told RadioTimes.com: "It's a brilliant, exciting, high-octane story, I love those characters. They always feel really glossy and really naturally at home in this kind of big 'Coronation Street' storyline.

"As it shakes down, Damon's revenge may start to take a backseat to his feelings for Sarah.

"But, just in case you thought that that was going to be smooth running from now or plain sailing from there, Adam can't stand the idea that this guy's back and has got his eyes on Sarah, who is, at this point, still his wife - although they are going through a divorce.

"He decides in his mind that, to protect Sarah, he might want rid of Damon, so as Damon's calming down, Adam's going in the other direction, and his plans to rid himself of Damon will see him pay a little visit to Damon's half-brother Harvey, because he's no fan of Damon's either - and they might form this unholy alliance."

Iain praised the actors involved in the story, which he promised will involve plety of "twists and turns".

He added: "They have a shared problem in the form of Damon, and think they can help each other in that regard.

"It's got fantastic actors in it, as all our stories do; the storyline is packed full of twists and turns and excitement.

"Dare I say it in this day and age, but it's quite sexy, as well. I think that it's got lots of intensity and passion and a whirlwind romance for Damon and Sarah."