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Corrie denies Goodyear return rumours

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Coronation Street bosses have today denied claims that Julie Goodyear is being lined up for a return to the cobbles.

Yesterday, a newspaper reported that Phil Collinson is hoping to bring back Goodyear's character Bet Lynch when he takes over as the soap's series producer later this year.

It was also claimed that Collinson had decided to recruit other old favourites like Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) and Sherrie Hewson (Maureen Naylor) as the drama approaches its 50th anniversary.

However, a Coronation Street spokesperson today told Sky: "At the moment there are no plans for Bet to return. The new producer hasn't even started yet, he's not made any decisions.

"There are lots of exciting things being planned for the 50th anniversary but nothing has been finalised."

Collinson will officially take office at Coronation Street in the summer as a replacement for current leading producer Kim Crowther. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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