Georgia suggests ‘reinvention’ of Toyah for Corrie

Former Coronation Street star Georgia Taylor has said she could reinvent her character Toyah Battersby if she returned to the soap.

The Casualty star started playing Leanne Battersby’s half-sister Toyah when she was a teenager and stayed for six years. She is still often mentioned by Leanne in the soap, but Georgia has been busy playing Dr Ruth Winters in the BBC hospital drama.

Georgia said of returning to Corrie: “I suppose because it’s been so long you could kind of reinvent that character if you want.

“She’s meant to have been in London for the last eight years, so you could paint in a back story of anything happening in those eight years. In a way you’d have to reinvent her because I felt most of my time on that show was playing a teenager. I’m 31 now – so automatically that changes things anyway!

“I’d never say never because I do really love the show.”

The actress can still remember her first day on the Street.

She revealed: “I just remember I had scenes with Jane Danson, who obviously is back in it. She plays Leanne. I just remember we were in the first scene of the day and the last scene of the day, and in the middle of that we had about nine hours off.

“Normally when you get settled into a show with nine hours off you go: ‘Is it all right if we nip out to the shops and have a bit of lunch?’ But because it was our first day we sat in the green room for nine hours! We were just so happy to be there. It was so exciting.”

Georgia’s final two-part Casualty kicks off tonight (December 2) before she leaves the show on December 10.