Last week, a tabloid newspaper reported that Briggs wanted to make a Weatherfield comeback in the future, even though his character Mike Baldwin was killed off in 2006.
At the time, the 71-year-old actor was quoted as saying that such a move could work because US soap Dallas set a precedent with its unexpected Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) twist.
However, asked if the reports were accurate in an interview with What's On TV, Briggs replied: "No, it was a joke! They asked was there any chance of me going back to Coronation Street and I said, 'Mike's dead - how could I come back?'. They pointed out that it happened with Duffy and the actress in Dallas. So I joked and said, 'In that case, I'll be back!'."
On whether a return would ever be possible, he said: "I shouldn't think so, because to me Coronation Street is one of the most realistic shows on television, and to do something like that would be a bit silly.
"Everyone who's in Coronation Street thinks that they're the star in it, but there's only one star of the street and that's the pub! Take the Rovers Return away and you wouldn't have a show, would you? I always loved doing things in the Rovers and giving them a rollicking!"
Briggs will be seen making a one-off appearance in BBC medical drama Doctors next week.