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Hey soapsters, have you heard the latest news about Boyzone star Keith Duffy? Well, according to The Sun newspaper, the 34-year-old pop star may be returning to Weatherfield after show chiefs confirmed that he’s been in comeback talks with producers. Duffy, who’s currently on a Boyzone reunion tour, is said to have discussed a six-month deal, with an option to extend it by six months. A spokesman for Coronation Street said: " We’ve had an initial chat but no final decision has been made."
Now, as we all know, Keith Duffy played the role of barman Ciaran McCarthy for two years before saying goodbye to the show in 2005. However, the writers of the show want to bring his character back to team up with old mate Peter Barlow on his gastro-pub venture to rival the Rovers. That’s not a bad idea… a recovering alcoholic and Weatherfield’s resident ladies’ man going into business together. It’s definitely a recipe for disaster, but something tells me that we’ll get a lot of comedy mileage from this pairing… that’s if Duffy signs on the dotted line of course.
Also not to be overlooked is the fact that ex-girlfriend Sunita Parekh (Shobna Gulati) is returning to Corrie later this year. It looks as though everything’s in place for yet another star to come back. I’m not sure that I’ve missed him much – I’d rather have Cilla (Wendi Peters) back.
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