Coronation Street boss hints at 'plans to bring back Julie Goodyear's legendary ...

She's the legendary cobbles character, famed for her love of men and leopard print.

And 17 years after she last appeared on Coronation Street, show boss Iain MacLeod hinted at the idea of Bet Lynch making a comeback.

According to reports, the series producer teased that he'd love a return for Julie Goodyear’s character as he revealed that the idea of bring her back has often been talked about.

Rovers return? 17 years after she last appeared on Coronation Street, show boss Iain MacLeod hinted at the idea of Bet Lynch making a comeback

Rovers return? 17 years after she last appeared on Coronation Street, show boss Iain MacLeod hinted at the idea of Bet Lynch making a comeback 

Speaking to Daily Star Sunday, he said: ‘Bet is an icon. The idea of bringing her back is talked about occasionally. As any Corrie viewer would say, she is up there in the pantheon of Corrie greats.

‘So it’s always tempting to bring her back.’

77-year-old Julie’s alter-ego last appeared on the ITV soap in November 2003.

She first appeared on the cobbles way back in 1966, before being a series regular between 1970 and 1995.

In demand: According to reports, the series producer teased that he'd love a return for Julie Goodyear’s character as he revealed that the idea of bring her back has often been talked about (Julie, pictured in 2012)

In demand: According to reports, the series producer teased that he'd love a return for Julie Goodyear’s character as he revealed that the idea of bring her back has often been talked about (Julie, pictured in 2012)

Since then she’s returned for short stints in 2002 and 2003.

However, though Iain revealed he would love to have the platinum blonde barmaid back on the show, he admitted that there are no plans to bring her back at the moment.

But, he tantalisingly didn’t rule the idea out completely as he teasingly added the word ‘yet’.

He added to the publication: ‘At the moment we’ve not given in to the temptation. There are no plans to do that…yet.’

In the past Iain has been instrumental in bringing back other cobbles legends including Malcolm Hebden (Norris Cole) and Charlie Lawson (Jim McDonald).

Street legend: 'Bet is an icon. The idea of bringing her back is talked about occasionally. As any Corrie viewer would say, she is up there in the pantheon of Corrie greats'

Street legend: 'Bet is an icon. The idea of bringing her back is talked about occasionally. As any Corrie viewer would say, she is up there in the pantheon of Corrie greats'

Character: 77-year-old Julie’s alter-ego last appeared on the ITV soap in November 2003. She first appeared on the cobbles way back in 1966, before being a series regular between 1970 and 1995

Character: 77-year-old Julie’s

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