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Corrie star Jenny Platt returning to soap as Violet Wilson after 16 years

Coronation Street star Jenny Platt will be returning to the soap after 16 years credit:Bang Showbiz
Coronation Street star Jenny Platt will be returning to the soap after 16 years credit:Bang Showbiz

Jenny Platt will be returning to 'Coronation Street' as Violet Wilson after 16 years away.

The 44-year-old actress appeared on the ITV show as barmaid Violet Wilson from 2004 to 2008 and the character had baby Dylan with her gay friend Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) but soon ran off to London with the little one and apart from a brief cameo in 2011, she hasn't been seen since.

Dylan - now played by Liam McCheyne - returned to the show in 2020 and his on-screen father has now revealed that Jenny will also be making a brief comeback to the soap.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “She's not coming back permanently. We've tried to get her back in various different ways.

"At the end of the day she's Dylan's mum. We do often talk about Violet and Sean, off screen, goes down and sees them and stays with them, or whatever. But no, 16 years ago she left with Dylan, and she's never been seen on screen since.

"I've remained in touch with Jenny, so it's really strange. I've not gone anywhere I'm just here, she's not even been in the new building let alone played Violet.

"So I am very excited to see my mate Jenny and see Violet. I just hope she's not nervous because she doesn't need to be nervous but I imagine she will be because it's a completely different set up.”

Dylan is currently in the centre of a dark plot, with the character’s brutal bullying of Liam Connor, forcing the young man to contemplate taking his life.

Reflecting on how Violet will fit into the storyline, Antony teased that there would be some “blame thrown back and forth” between Antony and Violet over their son’s involvement in the devastating bullying plot.

He said: "I think we're probably filming for about four weeks, she's probably in like a dozen episodes or something. And then who knows, this storyline is gonna go on.

"So I hope that as long as it goes well and she enjoys it, I'm hoping that we might see her again because if there's more of this stuff and it gets more more serious, one would imagine that we would perhaps see Violet again."