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Charlie Lawson discusses potential Coronation Street return

Charlie Lawson discusses potential Coronation Street return
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Charlie Lawson says that his Coronation Street character Jim McDonald would most likely only return to the soap to die.

Charlie Lawson has shared his thoughts on a potential return to Coronation Street for his character Jim McDonald.

The 64-year-old has played the part of hot-tempered Jim - dad of Steve (Simon Gregson) and ex-husband of Liz (Beverley Callard) - on and off since 1989, most recently appearing in 2018 as part of a plot to scam Liz.

Lawson has been asked about a possible return to the soap regularly in recent years, but now he thinks that the only possible plotline would be for the iconic character to die.

"The only way I can see him going back is to die," he told The Sun.

"How could Jim fit in now? Television has become dipped in a large bucket of PC woke shite. You'd have to change him completely, cut his nuts off. I couldn't play that.

"It would be a disservice to every Corrie writer past and present and to the character, who became a legend. It's sad. I want the character to stay alive for ever."

Lawson is due to release his auto-biography, That's Life, So It Is, this October.

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