Coronation Street fans have been told to get ready for the dramatic return of Weatherfield Alpha Norris Cole, who wastes no time in dropping a bombshell on the Cobbles.

Warning: spoiler alert!

A fedora-wearing Norris (played by Malcolm Hebden) makes his long-awaited Corrie comeback next Monday, May 6, and wife Mary (Patti Taylor) is left reeling.

Norris makes his long-awaited Corrie comeback next Monday

Norris tells Mary he wants a divorce, as he is planning to marry Freda (Ali Briggs), the relative of Emily Bishop he has been staying with in Edinburgh - and there are more twists as the story develops.

Actor Malcolm Hebden has been away from Coronation Street as he recovered from a heart attack, with Corrie fans told that Norris was visiting Emily and Freda in Edinburgh to explain his absence.

Coronation Street airs on Virgin Media One and ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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