Georgia Taylor has dashed fans’ hopes that she will be making a return to Coronation Street any time soon.

The actress – currently starring in ITV’s Law and Order: UK – played Toyah Battersby for six years until 2003 and was recently rumoured to be making a comeback to the cobbles, but she said there was no truth in the story.

She said: “Mates were texting me going, ‘Is it true?’ But it was news to me. I think every time there’s a new Corrie producer, people assume they will bring someone back, and this time my name was plucked out of the hat.”

But while Georgia’s got no plans to return to the soap now, she’d never rule it out. “I still have a real affection for the show. They do comedy like no one else, it just makes me howl,” she said.

However, the actress admitted starting out on the ITV soap at just 17 may have been a bit too early.

She said: “I was thrust into this mad world – at the time the show was getting something like 19 million viewers. I don’t think I really understood that.”