Coronation Street character returns after 20 years in new The Rovers twist

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Coronation Street character returns after 20 years in new The Rovers twist
Coronation Street character returns after 20 years in new The Rovers twist

Coronation Street aired another character return on Monday night, days on from the comeback of a past star. A father and son duo stepped back onto the street for the first time in years in new scenes on the ITV soap.

On Friday night, fans saw a familiar face return to the cobbles and cause trouble for Gemma Winter and her husband Chesney Brown. The latest episode saw another character make their own comeback, as part of a new storyline for Jenny Connor.

It was brewery boss Phillip Newton, son of former character Cecil Newton, who made his comeback on Monday with him offered The Rovers Return pub. His son Henry Newton, the ex of Gemma, had already been seen back on the street a few days earlier.

Phillip hasn't been on the show since 2003 it seems, when he inherited his dad Cecil's money and brewery company following his sudden death. He has been mentioned since then, with son Henry last on the show five years ago.

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Now, Phillip is back after being invited to The Rovers Return inn and pub by landlady Jenny. Jenny recently confirmed the famous venue was struggling financially and faced permanent closure.

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Struggling to raise the funds to keep it going, Jenny was hopeful Phillip and the brewery might buy the venue from her in a bid to save it. Phillip and his son Henry returned together as part of the new twist regarding the pub, with them teased as its possible new owners.

That said things did not go to plan on Monday night, as Phillip's arrival led to chaos. As Jenny and her staff's plans to win over the Newton family fell flat, something Glenda Shuttleworth said about the businessman left him outraged.

Henry then claimed to Jenny that after looking over the accounts, he was not prepared to buy the pub from her. Instead, he claimed she was better off selling to property developers - risking closure of the loved pub for good.

Jenny was devastated, but Henry could be a last resort in that he might still be interested. Later this week viewers will see Henry offer to save the pub, on the condition that Gemma works with him - so will she agree and can the pub be saved? Whether Henry will be the new owner of The Rovers remains to be seen.

airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and X.

Charlotte Tutton

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