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Georgia Taylor returning to Coronation Street

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Georgia Taylor returning to Coronation Street

Georgia Taylor is to return to 'Coronation Street'.

The 36-year-old actress will reprise her role of Toyah Battersby in the soap this December, 13 years after she was last seen on the cobbles in February 2003, and she can't wait to team up with Jane Danson, who plays her sister Leanne Battersby, again.

Georgia said: "I am thrilled to be re-joining my old friends on the cobbles and hugely excited to be given the opportunity to explore the character of Toyah 13 years on.

"'Coronation Street' has always had a place in my heart and I'm delighted to be working again with my good friend Jane Danson and bringing the Battersby sisters back together.

"The script writers and producers have come up with some fantastic, clever, and detailed story-lines that have inspired me and I feel excited to get started!"

Georgia will start filming her scenes next month and will return over the festive period as she catches up with sister Leanne, who is pregnant with Steve McDonald's (Simon Gregson) baby.

Producer Kate Oates said: "I am delighted that Georgia Taylor has agreed to return to the role of Toyah. She is a talented actress who has had great success since leaving the show in 2003.

"Family relationships are the lifeblood of soap operas and I am excited to explore the drama that Toyah will bring with her to the cobbles. She has led an interesting life away from Weatherfield and she has secrets she has kept even from Leanne.

"Her arrival this Christmas looks set to put the cat amongst the Coronation Street pigeons."

Toyah left Weatherfield in February 2003 after discovering her university tutor John Arnley (Paul Warriner), who she had been having a fling with, had also been having an affair with her pal Maria Sutherland (Samia Ghadie).