The Sunday Mirror claims that Corrie's new producer Stuart Blackburn wants O'Brien to reprise her role as Sarah Platt in 2013. Meanwhile, it has also been suggested that Sarah's daughter Bethany would be back with a new "wild child" persona.
Fans may want to take the newspaper story with a pinch of salt for now as a Corrie spokesperson told Digital Spy this morning that Blackburn doesn't take office until January 7, meaning that any reports about his plans are just speculation.
The same story also popped up towards the end of last year but a Sarah return failed to materialise.
Sarah was last seen on screen in December 2007 and O'Brien has recently said that she would be willing to return to the role in the future.
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