The 71-year-old, best known for his role as Weatherfield's Mike Baldwin, will be seen making a guest appearance as convicted criminal John Cotham on the BBC medical drama next week.
Discussing his time with the soap in an interview with What's On TV, Briggs commented: "It's been absolutely wonderful. When I stopped and semi-retired I thought I wouldn't do much, but it was absolutely great - what a nice bunch they are as well!"
Asked whether he would accept a full-time part, he replied: "Oh yes! It's a good show, I really enjoyed doing it."
Briggs also revealed that he agreed to take on the role of John following encouragement from his daughter.
He said: "I watched it and I thought, 'This is quite good, this series!'. I mentioned it to my children. I have a 26-year-old daughter who's an actress, and she said, 'Oh Daddy, that was really good - I'd give my right arm to be in it!'."
Briggs's Doctors episode will air next Monday at 1.45pm on BBC One.