Belfast Telegraph

Big Jim’s going back to Coronation Street, so he is

The Northern Irish actor who played Coronation Street favourite Jim McDonald last night said he was returning to the soap.

But Charles Lawson said he feared his character, the former husband of long-suffering Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald, would be killed off.

The soap is planning explosive storylines to coincide with its 50th anniversary this year, with one plot seeing key characters killed when a tram crashes on to the street's famous cobbles.

Enniskillen-born actor Lawson said he was to film scenes later this year, adding that he would still be on the ITV show in December for the anniversary.

Asked if he could reveal any plotlines, he said: “I'm going back into the street for a few episodes... I haven't seen the scripts and even if I could, you know I couldn't.”

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