Suranne Jones is open to returning to Coronation Street

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From Digital Spy

Could we be seeing Karen McDonald back on the cobbles?

Suranne Jones – who played the character for four years between 2000 and 2004 – has not returned to Coronation Street since her dramatic exit, but suggested that she would consider reprising the role on one condition.

It would have to be for charity.

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"If it was for a good cause and we were going to raise a lot of money, I'd ­definitely consider it for Comic Relief," she told The Sun.

So maybe a proper return isn't on the cards, and in fact the Doctor Foster star said that she isn't up-to-date on the latest happenings on the popular ITV soap.

"I don't have time to keep up with Corrie but I'm friends with Jennie McAlpine and Antony Cotton, so I do catch up," she said. "But I didn't know Steve had a baby – that is news to me and I am gobsmacked."

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Karen was married to Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) but their marriage fell apart by the end of 2004. She left on Boxing Day following a dramatic fight with Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford).

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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