Coronation Street bosses have denied rumours that Janice Battersby, played by Vicky Entwistle, is returning to the cobbles.

Speaking to Digital Spy, a Corrie representative, said: "There are absolutely no plans for Janice to return at the moment."

Vicky first appeared on the popular soap in 1997, but decided to depart the show in 2011, to pursue different roles.

Since leaving Coronation Street, Vicky has released an exercise DVD and was on Celebrity Big Brother last summer.

She has also had a string of stage roles, including in Les Miserables in London’s West End.