ITV Coronation Street Lauren's return date 'rumbled' - and fans don't have long to wait

Lauren Bolton on Corrie
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Missing Lauren Bolton's Coronation Street return date appears to have been "rumbled" by eagle-eyed fans.

The erratic teen (portrayed by Cait Fitton) has been MIA since February, causing quite the stir when her disappearance escalated into a homicide investigation.

A welcome host of favourite characters raised eyebrows and suspicions amongst viewers - such as Daniel Osbourne (played by Rob Mallard) and Roy Cropper (David Neilson), who found themselves shockingly pinned for her alleged murder.

Despite fan-favourite Roy Cropper (David Neilson) facing time over Lauren's passing, corrupt constable Kit Green (Jacob Roberts) manipulated evidence, planting Lauren's DNA in sex offender Nathan Curtis's (Christopher Harper) van, essentially framing him.

Lauren Bolton in Coronation Street
Lauren went missing back in February -Credit:ITV

But the truth was finally out on the table, with viewers finding out that the puzzle of Lauren's disappearance was sorted by twisted legal pro Joel Deering (Calum Lill). Peak flashbacks and intense scenes demonstrated him battering Lauren till she collapsed unconscious, reports the Express.

Joel, meanwhile, has been maintaining business as usual, even making wedding plans with his better half Dee-Dee Bailey (Channique Sterling-Brown).

Elsewhere, Roy successfully served his short sentence and was freed. However, in an unexpected twist, he finds himself rushed to hospital in next week's episodes after a sudden fall in the cafe.

A mysterious guest crops up during his stay, leaving fans guessing. Theories are now spinning amongst fans who insist that Lauren may still be alive and is set to visit Roy in the encouraging scenes next week.

Fans have taken to Facebook under a post speculating about who Roy's visitor could be, with a popular guess being: "It will be Lauren." Others echoed the sentiment, sharing: "Lauren I think."

One viewer speculated: "There have been posts saying he gets a visitor but Nina thinks he's hallucinating. I reckon Lauren visits him! ! ! ! " Meanwhile, another added their theory: "Defo Lauren, because that's who the storyline is about!"

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX