Some great news has been revealed today for Corrie fans; Ken Barlow’s son Peter is making a return to the soap permanently as the show gets a new producer.
The new producer, Kate Oates who has previously worked on Emmerdale has revealed she wants to strengthen the Barlow family and that’s why she’s bringing back Chris Gascoyne who plays recovering alcoholic Peter.
Joining Peter Barlow on the cobbles will also be two previous characters, Ken’s son Daniel Osbourne and grandson Adam Barlow.
Speaking about the Barlow overload, producer Kate Oates said: “One of the longest-running families on that soap is the Barlows, and why would you not want to strengthen that family? I love the idea of Ken as the head of the family which has Tracy, Simon and Amy here currently.
“I am excited to bring Peter back to the show. I am delighted to meet Daniel Osbourne, who is Ken’s child with Denise, and I am excited to bring back Adam, who is Mike Baldwin’s son and Ken’s grandson.
“I think that strong family dynasty – the first family on the soap, as it were – here, big, strong and sending ripples through the street, is really exciting, and I am really looking forward to seeing that.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.