Katherine Kelly has revealed it’s war between Coronation Street barmaids Becky and Liz McDonald, as they go head to head in a bid to be crowned queen of the Rovers Return.

Becky (Katherine), who has been holding the fort in Liz’s absence, decides she doesn’t want to give up her grip that easily when the matriarch (played by Beverley Callard) returns to Weatherfield.

“War has been declared, and may the best woman win. Only one woman can win this – it’s about territory, it’s about the Rovers, it’s about who is queen of the Rovers and there can only be one winner,” Katherine teased on the soap’s official website.

Liz’s Weatherfield comeback adds more stress for Becky.

“It’s all a bit much for poor old Becky at the moment. I think she wishes she was back on that beach in Spain,” Katherine continued.

“She’s got Max, that’s the important thing, he is the light in her life. Her and Steve are same as ever, (relations with the) Alahans are not so good, Tracy – that’s not so good – and then Liz comes back all of a sudden. It’s a very timely return.”

When Liz tries to ‘bully’ Becky out of the pub, she meets resistance.

“When Becky’s drunk, she thinks, ‘No, Liz, you get out. I’m the queen of the Rovers and this is my home. It is fabulous!'” added Katherine, who is up for best actress at the British Soap Awards for her performance as Becky.