Coronation Street are set to bring back a face from the past as Sean Wilson is reportedly reprising his role as Martin Platt 13 years after his relationship with the show ended badly.
Over his years in the show, Martin found himself stalked by a nanny and he also had a long running affair with a nurse colleague which ended his marriage to Gail. He would later embark on a controversial affair with schoolgirl Katy Harris who later killed her disapproving dad Tommy before then taking her own life.
Sean’s tenure in the soap ended when he refused to do a storyline where Martin would begin dating an underage girl. Speaking about the departure, he said: ‘They were very rude to me when I left. I would rather walk down any other street even if I had a nail in my shoe.’
But now he has been persuaded to come back as part of a storyline which will see his on screen son David drugged by newcomer mechanic Josh and then raped.
A source for The Sun claimed that while the arrangement is not permanent, Martin will be back for a good few weeks as show bosses tackle the controversial storyline.
Metro.co.uk have reached out to Coronation Street spokespersons for further comment.
Since leaving the show, in which he spent 20 years, Sean forged a career out of making cheese and found a great deal of success with his company.