Coronation Street is set to get a new employee later this year, who some fans may well recognise.

Steve McDonald’s former flame Beth, who was a nightmare date for two episodes in August, is due to return to Weatherfield, where she will get a job at lingerie factory Underworld, according to Coronation Street’s official website.

It has also been revealed that she will get involved ‘in some of the dramas’ at the factory.

Beth – played by Lisa George – got a short stint on the ITV1 soap when she dropped into the Bistro for a date with Steve (Simon Gregson), who asked her out in an attempt to make his ex-wife Becky (Katherine Kelly) jealous.

But his plan backfired when he realised Beth’s modelling days were firmly behind her and had also brought her son Craig along for the date.

Things got out of hand when Beth and Becky began a heated row, and Beth had to be thrown out.

Eagle-eyed viewers will recognise Lisa from her previous appearances on the show – she played Jacqui in 2007, WPC Stonall in 2005 and Nurse Brampton back in 1997.

“I was delighted they asked me to audition for the role as I saw a lot of friendly faces again, who I have worked with before,” she told the Grimsby Telegraph.