Wednesday 22 November 2017

Curly Watts set to return to Coronation Street

Kevin Kennedy played Curly Watts until 2003.
Kevin Kennedy played Curly Watts until 2003.
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

PRODUCERS of hit soap Coronation Street have met with actor Kevin Kennedy to discuss the possibility of the actor reprising the role of Curly Watts.

It has been a decade since viewers last saw Watts on the street - Kennedy played the popular character on the Manchester soap for 20 years until 2003.

A source told The Sunday Mirror: "Curly is an absolute Street legend. He was ¬involved in some brilliant storylines. There have been murmurings that he may be in line for a comeback for years, but now it looks like the time has come.”

Kennedy met with Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn to discuss possible story lines for the character.


“They sat down and discussed old storylines and all the new directions they could take the character”, the source said.


"Stuart will now speak to the rest of the production crew and when they have their next forward planning meeting they will work out potential plots. If that all goes well they will get him back in and start filming", they continued.


Since leaving the soap the actor has always spoken fondly of his time on the Street, and said he would be more than happy to return if the opportunity ever arose.

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