Ken Barlow's ex-lover Wendy Crozier will return to Coronation Street this summer, it has been announced.

Roberta Kerr is set to reprise her role as Wendy on the hit TV soap, which she appeared in between June 1989 and May 1990.

According to ITV, Ken and Wendy are stunned when they bump into each other at Weatherfield's primary school, where it turns out they are both running for the role of new governor.

Though adamant that they should remain good friends, Ken keeps Wendy's return to the area a secret from Deirdre.

In a recent statement, producer Phil Collinson, said: "Ken's affair with Wendy was one of Coronation Street's defining stories during the '80s.

"Viewers were on the edge of their seats as they watched the disintegration of the Barlows' marriage and over 20 years later I hope they will be again.

"I'm delighted to welcome Roberta back as Wendy and can assure viewers that her reunion with Ken will be one of many must-see storylines this summer."