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Coronation Street icon is set to return to the cobbles 16 years after quitting the show - and filming has already kicked off

Jenny Platt, 44, who is well-known for her role as Violet Wilson - made her first on-screen appearance in 2004 and remained on the cobbles until 2008, returning to Weatherfield for one last time in 2011.

Meanwhile, a harrowing storyline is set to continue on Coronation Street as Liam is left so desperate he contemplates suicide after suffering months of bullying by ringleader Mason. In an hour-long episode on Wednesday, the depths of Liam’s despair will be shown as he is seen to search online for ways to kill himself but is interrupted by his mum, Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon). Iain Macleod, Executive Producer of Continuing Drama at ITV, said: 'This is a story that will have immense personal resonance for many people - it certainly did for some of the Coronation Street team.

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