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Charlie Lawson 'Jim McDonald' hints at early Coronation Street return

By Amy Mulvaney

He wasn't expected to return until 2018, but now 'Big Jim' McDonald could be back on Coronation Street's famous cobbles sooner.

Northern Ireland actor Charlie Lawson, who has played the famous character for decades, hinted that his character will be coming back to the show sooner than expected.

Lawson told The Sun that he speaks to Simon Gregson, who plays his on-screen son Steve McDonald, on a weekly basis and that he believes “there’s the possibility of something happening sort of over the winter time".

Soap fans have been anticipating an early return for Jim, given his son's current love triangle predicament.

When asked about the prospect of father and son being reunited, Lawson said: “I think so, there are rumours around that there might be something to do with something I can’t really discuss. Watch this space.”

Jim isn’t due to return to the soap until 2018 after he was jailed for holding up a bank, but Lawson's comments have left viewers speculating that he could be returning sooner than anticipated.

Source: Irish Independent

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