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'Jim McDonald' returns to Corrie

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'Jim McDonald' returns to Corrie
Former Coronation Street icon Charlie Lawson is to return to the Cobbles later this year.

The 47-year-old Jim McDonald actor is on the verge of signing a six-week contract with the Weatherfield soap and will feature in a pre-Christmas storyline.

Viewers last saw Jim back in 2003 when he escaped the clutches of the prison service after learning this his then-wife, Liz (Bev Callard), may have been having an affair with a pub landlord in Blackpool.

However, Liz and Jim's attempted escape to Ireland failed when they found themselves rescuing Claire (Julia Haworth) and Ashley (Steven Arnold) from a stranded boat, resulting in the boys in blue catching up with them both.

A Weatherfield source revealed to The Sun: "Liz has had a chequered love life since divorcing Jim a second time.

"So whether she'll be pleased to see him again remains to be seen. We're guessing not – though with those two, anything can happen."

Charlie is due to return to filming with the Manchester-based ITV soap in October and will make his on-screen re-appearance in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Over the festive period, Charlie will also be appearing at Stockport Plaza as Aladdin panto baddie Abanazer. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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