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Craig Kelly would consider Corrie return

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Craig Kelly would consider Corrie return
Craig Kelly has announced that he would not rule out a future return to Coronation Street.

The actor, who was voted off BBC reality show Strictly Come Dancing earlier this month, confirmed that he enjoyed the experience of playing bad boy Luke Strong on the soap because it was a unique experience in his career.

Underworld boss Luke left Weatherfield last month after conning Rosie Webster (Helen Flanagan) out of her new-found fortune. In real life, Kelly had decided to quit his role after less than a year.

The 39-year-old has now told the Blackpool Citizen: "I had a great time playing a rogue. Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie, is an absolute sweetheart but Rosie as a character is a bit mouthy. She had it coming, I think.

"I don't get chance to play those sort of roles. They are juicier. So I'd never say never to going back."

On his dancing stint, he added: "I'm not missing Strictly at all. It's a great relief to not have to train every day. I've been really chilling out and catching up on things that I'd had to put on hold. I'm reading a few new scripts for some plays at the moment. I've worked solidly for over a year, so I need a bit of a break."

Kelly was recently seen playing Jeffrey Rampton in five-part drama Collision. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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