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Kennedy: 'I've discussed Corrie return'

By and Kris Green
Kennedy: 'I've discussed Corrie return'

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Kevin Kennedy has announced that he is in talks to reprise his role as Curly Watts in Coronation Street.

The 48-year-old actor claimed that producers want him to make a temporary comeback in the part for the soap's 50th anniversary next year.

Kennedy, whose original Weatherfield stint ran from 1983 to 2003, also suggested that a number of other former cast members have been approached by show bosses in recent months.

Speaking to the Evening Herald, he explained: "I have actually discussed it with them and I'm hoping it will happen next year. They're hoping to bring back a lot of old faces. But at the moment, who knows?

"I would be absolutely delighted to walk down those cobblestone streets again. I'm very proud of what I've done, there's over 20 years of work there and I think all of it is a good standard."

Responding to Kennedy's comments, a Coronation Street spokesperson this afternoon told DS: "There are many, many plans for the 50th anniversary, but it's too early to finalise anything at this stage."

Kennedy previously sparked talk of a return in September when he was quoted as saying that plans for Curly were being "discussed at the highest levels". However, he later attempted to distance himself from the remarks by insisting that "no-one" at the soap had spoken to him. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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