Coronation Street boss Kate Oates has teased tension between Carla Connor and her long-term best friend Michelle when she returns to Weatherfield.
It was confirmed back in August that Alison King was reprising her role as fan favourite Carla, who will be on her way back to the Cobbles at Christmas.
And while most details about her comeback are being kept under wraps, viewers can expect to see some big changes for the character – in particular when it comes to her friendship with Michelle.
Speaking to What's On TV, Kate said: "I am definitely keen to explore different sides of their relationship."
"They have obviously got Robert in common now which is interesting, but their friendship is really strong, so anything that challenges it will have to feel very truthful and quite deep.
"I just want to explore the dynamics – [it] would be a shame to leave everything as is. What's good about these long-standing friendships is when you challenge them and see what could potentially break them.
"But that is not the storyline that brings her in, what brings her in is something a bit more unexpected."
Carla bowed out of Corrie in June 2016 – following her disastrous wedding to Nick Tilsley – who she'd cheated on with Michelle's current partner Robert.
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.
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