Chris Gascoyne to return to Corrie for Deirdre’s funeral

PETER_BARLOW-reuploadChris Gascoyne has revealed that he is reprising his role of Peter Barlow in Coronation Street.

The actor will appear in a couple of episodes of the soap over the summer, as Peter attends the funeral of his stepmother Deirdre.

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre for over forty years, passed away from cancer in January at the age of 60.

Gascoyne confirmed his comeback to the Birmingham Mail, stating that it is “only right” that his character is a part of the emotional storyline.

“They asked me to go back to the Street for a couple of episodes and of course I said yes. It is only right that Peter would be there, and if I can I will always want to keep that continuity. The show has been very good to me.


“I worked with Annie for 15 years and I loved her, she was a really lovely woman and I miss her. When I watch it now, it’s very strange to think of Ken being there in Number One on his own. We will be saying goodbye to Deirdre but also to Annie, so it is bound to be very emotional.” – Chris Gascoyne

The character of Peter has appeared in the Granada production on and off since birth 1965, with Gascoyne taking over the role that had been played by six previous actors in 2000. Peter was last seen in November 2014 when he decided to depart the cobbles after being cleared of Tina McIntyre’s murder.

Coronation Street airs Monday/Wednesday/Friday on ITV/STV/UTV

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