The 50-year-old actress, who played Cilla Battersby-Brown from 2003 until her exit in 2007, revealed she had been keeping half an eye on how things were going on the cobbles since she left.
“I came in a little bit on some of the storylines over the last few months because people were talking about it,” she said.
The former Coronation Street favourite voiced her opinion that things had taken a darker turn on the show recently.
“I think they’re perhaps trying to appeal to a younger audience by putting more drama in,” she said.
I think the balance maybe has gone more to drama
“I still think it has the comedy, I think the balance maybe has gone more to drama but you still get those moments.”
She continued: “I think it’s probably the only soap where you can cut from something really dramatic to a very comedic scene, be it in The Kabin or Roy’s Rolls and everybody just accepts it because it’s always had that classic comedy.”
Wendi, who is currently touring in a new production of Salad Days, added: “I think, in an ideal world, a soap would cover everything.
“You have to cover current issues, that’s what they’re there for, but you also need that—” she tailed off.
“People getting in from work at seven o’clock want to put the tele on and have a bit of a laugh as well,” she said firmly. “They don’t want to be too serious.
“Well, I don’t! I love a bit of comedy.
Coronation Street cast: Wendi Peters said the balance has moved towards drama and away from comedy (Image: ITV)
Coronation Street cast: Wendi Peters