'Coronation Street's' Norris Cole is in for a surprise, as are fans of the soap, when his love interest Mary returns. Warning: Spoiler alert!

According to The Sun, Norris, played by Malcolm Hebden, last saw Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) as she set off on her travels in a motorhome.

She promised Norris she would keep in touch by sending him postcards, but it seems that just wasn't enough.

Mary had her heart set on seducing The Kabin's co-owner, and is now due to return to the Street in the New Year.

A show insider said: "Mary will be back to rekindle her relationship with Norris."

The pair bonded over their mutual love of entering competitions but Norris became a little frosty when Mary revealed she wanted a romantic relationship.