Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas has admitted that he would love to see his former co-star Katherine Kelly to return for a guest appearance.

The actress left her role as Becky McDonald earlier this year but the door has been left open for her return – and Ryan, who plays builder Jason Grimshaw, said that he hopes she might consider a comeback.

“I’d like to see Becky’s return some time,” he confessed. “I miss that character very much and I miss the person very much, Katherine, I think if she ever came back as a guest appearance it would make my day.”

Ryan added that he also gets on very well with actress Sue Cleaver, who plays his screen mum Eileen.

We’re quite protective over each other and we look after each other. She brought me up in a way,” he said. “It’s been great to have such a great mum on and off screen.”

However he denied that there was rivalry between him and his actor brother Adam, who stars in Emmerdale.

“I’m very proud of him. It’s great that me and Adam are both working in soaps. To see him doing it as well is great,” Ryan said.

“There’s never any rivalry between any of the soaps, we’re all doing the same job, we’re all very close and get on quite well, I’ve got a lot of friends from different soaps.”