Coronation Street star Dame Maureen Lipman returns as Evelyn Plummer

Joe Anderton
·2-min read

Coronation Street star Dame Maureen Lipman is returning as Evelyn Plummer, it has been reported.

The star previously said that she was "taking a bit of a sabbatical" from the ITV soap in order to wait for her second COVID vaccine, and deal with the tragic passing of her partner.

An ITV representative confirmed to Digital Spy that Lipman is now back at work.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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The timing of her return works well in terms of ongoing storylines, as Evelyn will return to the Cobbles to find out that Tyrone Dobbs has cheated on Fiz Stape with Alina Pop, and has admitted to being in love with her!

Evelyn has never been one to mince her words, so we can imagine her giving her grandson a severe telling off, with her usual bull-in-a-china-shop level of candour, and we can't wait.

Fiz will probably also be happy to have her on side, as she's already mentioned that Evelyn has heard the news and wants to 'string him up'.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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In the soap, the show explained Evelyn's absence with her taking a trip on "a scenic rail journey" with a friend.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV. Yesterday's (April 9) episodes will air on Monday (April 12), while those episodes have been pushed back to Tuesday (April 13) due to coverage of Prince Phillip's death.

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