Speaking to the Radio Times, the show's boss said that viewers will see Havers's alter ego Lewis Archer back in Weatherfield sometime in February.
"Nigel's back, he's just started filming with us, so he's back on screen in February," he said.
Con artist Lewis, who arrived on the Street in December 2009, pulled off a scam at Peter Barlow's bookies before jetting off abroad.
Collinson also teased that Lewis has "a lot of ground to cover to win Audrey (Sue Nicholls) back after the way he left her".
When Lewis ran away, he stopped short of stealing Audrey's money.
On the nature of Havers's return, Collinson added: "It's a right old hoot, and the character's a great hoot, and Nigel's wonderful fun, so it's great to have him back."