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Rovers Return for Sarah-Louise Platt in Coronation Street

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Rovers Return for Sarah-Louise Platt in Coronation Street

Sarah-Louise Platt is coming back to 'Coronation Street' as a barmaid in the Rovers Return.

Tina O'Brien is returning as the character after seven years away from Weatherfield and Sarah will be put behind the bar of the famous pub later this month.

Sarah will take Eileen Grimshaw's job which will lead to ever more tensions between Eileen and Sarah's mother Gail McIntyre.

The decision to get Sarah pulling pints means Tina will be at the heart of the show and will follow in the footsteps of such 'Corrie' legends as Julie ­Goodyear, Beverley Callard and Elizabeth Dawn.

A source on the programme told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Being a Rovers barmaid is a big deal. It means Tina is going to be in pretty much every episode as there's always scenes in the Rovers. It's testament to how highly the top bosses rate Tina and her skills. It will propel her to a level of fame she didn't have the first time. Throw in a romance storyline and it is going to be a big year for Sarah-Louise."

On her return Sarah is set to embark on a relationship with bad boy drug dealer Callum Logan (Sean Ward) which will cause a huge rift in her family as Callum is trying to get custody of his child Max, the stepson of Sarah's brother David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd).

The character is also returning with her teenage daughter Bethany - played by Lucy Fallon - who is also set to cause trouble on the cobbles.

Tina, 31, is returning on a one-year contract which will be extended by bosses if viewers like her.

Speaking about her comeback, Tina previously said: "I am delighted to be returning. Sarah has a lot of history and unfinished business on the street and I'm looking forward to finding out what she's been up to and why she's returned home."