ITV have confirmed that Terry Duckworth will be returning to Coronation Street later this year.

ITV have confirmed that Terry Duckworth will be returning to Coronation Street later this year.

Actor Nigel Pivaro will reprise his role as the ‘bad boy’ of the street. Terry was last seen on-screen in January 2008 for the funeral of his mother Vera Duckworth (Liz Dawn). The wayward son failed to show up for the funeral of his father in 2010.

The return of Terry will see him come face to face with the son he sold in 1996. Tommy (Chris Fountain) came back to the street last year looking for his grandad, unaware that he had died.

Nigel Pivaro said: “I am elated to be returning to Coronation Street, which as a Salfordian has been part of my life for nearly fifty years, not just as a character in the show, but as a fan long before becoming an actor. Despite enjoying so many other acting roles and spending the last five years as a journalist, I am always proud to carry Terry with me. Therefore when producer Phil Collinson talked about Terry returning it was an offer I did not want to refuse.

He continued saying: “Part of the excitement is that as the show has changed with so many different characters and set ups, it will present Terry with a completely different landscape. I am going to enjoy rediscovering his roots, the changes that have taken place and his reaction. I relish creating an interesting new rapport with Chris (Fountain) who plays Terry’s son Tommy.”

Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson has said he excited to see Terry back on the cobbles. “I’m very excited to be welcoming arch villain Terry Duckworth back to Coronation Street. I grew up watching him duck and dive and break his parents’ hearts – a deliciously evil performance from Nigel Pivaro. This time though he’ll not only be blighting the life of his son Tommy but the lives of every resident of Coronation Street with a typically audacious scheme.”

He is due on screen this Spring.

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