Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas has revealed that he would like Katherine Kelly, who played the part of Becky McDonald on the hit TV show, to return to the cobbles.

Speaking to MSN, Thomas, who stars as Jason Grimshaw in the ITV1 soap, said: "I'd like to see Becky's return some time. I miss that character very much and I miss the person very much, Katherine. I think if she ever came back as a guest appearance it would make my day."

Kelly left Coronation Street last year to pursue other projects.

Thomas also told the website that he has a great relationship with his on-screen mum, Sue Cleaver, saying: "We're quite protective over each other and we look after each other. She brought me up in a way. It's been great to have such a great mum on and off screen."

When asked about his younger brother Adam, who stars in Emmerdale as Adam Barton, he said: "I'm very proud of him. It's great that me and Adam are both working in soaps. To see him doing it as well is great.

"There's never any rivalry between any of the soaps. We're all doing the same job; we're all very close and get on quite well. I've got a lot of friends from different soaps."