Revenge for Corrie’s Liz McDonald would be a dish not only served cold but also with feathers on it.
Liz is cooking up a horrific reception for her hardman ex Jim McDonald when he returns to the cobbles in a wheelchair.
Inspired by the 1962 horror film What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, Liz hopes to present him with a terrifying treat.
In the movie demented ex-child star Jane, played by Bette Davis, serves up a dead parakeet and rat to wheelchair-bound Blanche, Joan Crawford.
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This would be payback for Liz. Jim fled Weatherfield in September after pretending their dead daughter Katie was alive to steal Liz’s money.
Bev Callard, who plays Liz, said: “I would love that, serving him a budgie for his dinner. That would be great, though, wouldn’t it?”
Bev, 61, said: “Someone from the top floor, where all the powers that be are, said he comes back in a wheelchair. Liz is like ‘time for din dins Jim!’”
She said Charlie Lawson, 59, would get a warm welcome back in Corrie.
Liz Mcdonald and Jim McDonald
Jim and Liz in the early days of their love
(Image: Granada Television)
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She said: “I don’t think they are finished. The way Charlie and I played it towards the very end, they were coming together again. He played it with a sense of remorse and that he really did love Liz.
“I really hope they bring him back. I think maybe he’ll somehow get the money to give back to Liz.”
Liz has rebounded from Jim by having a fling with Johnny Connor, played by Richard Hawley, and rekindled a romance with retired teacher Mike Thonberry (Louis Emerick).
Bev hopes Charlie’s return would not push her pal Louis out of the show. She said: “I am hoping they’ll keep Louis as well. We’ve been mates for 30 years in real life.”
Corrie legend Bev has been in the show since 1989 but said: “I’m doing a course in polished plaster. I love painting and decorating. If I could afford it, I’d leave my job.
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“I’d never wear a Wonderbra or false eyelashes ever again.”
In October, Charlie revealed he was diagnosed with exhaustion before suffering a mini-stroke on stage in September while performing a play.
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