Coronation Street star Beverley Callard has admitted that she wasn’t too keen when she first heard about her character Liz McDonald’s ‘fake daughter’ plot.
Liz was left stunned when a woman claiming to be her dead daughter Katie turned up on the cobbles, saying that there had been a baby switch at the hospital.
Instead, it turned out to be a con cooked up by her ex-huband Jim and girlfriend Hannah Gilmore, who was pretending to be her fake daughter.
Speaking about whether she would like Liz to have a happier 2019, Beverley said: "It would be quite nice to have a bit of comedy soon, hopefully. But I don’t know whether that’s going to be the case, I don’t know.
"You can imagine when they said ‘Actually, your dead daughter returns.’ We’re thinking ‘What? Well, I‘m not sure about this.’ But in the end, I think it worked well.
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"But we were quite sceptical about it."
Beverley added that she thought the twist was "brilliant".
"At first I just thought ‘She comes back to lie, or she was swapped at death, what is this about?” But I thought it was really good for me having Charlie [Lawson] back," she said.
Beverley also enjoyed working with actress Hannah Ellis Ryan, who played Hannah.
She said: "Hannah was just as bad a giggler as I am. In fact one of the floor managers said her favourite bunch of cast are the McDonalds cos they just laugh all the time, but of course when you look at it on screen, you would never know that for a second. But it would be good to get a little bit of levity I think, yeah, I would like that."
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Asked whether Charles Lawson, who plays Jim, could reprise his role again in the future she confirmed that he could.
"I don’t think they are finished forever," she said. "I honestly don’t think they are because I think the way Charlie and I played it towards the very end, they were coming together again before it was discovered.
"He played it with a sense of remorse and that he really did love Liz, and so I think and I really hope, that they will try and bring him back, I think maybe he’ll somehow get the money to give back to Liz and then I think it will begin again."
*Coronation Street airs on Monday at 7.30pm on ITV
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