There's a familiar face making a cobbles comeback in January, when actress Nicola Thorp reprises the role of Nicola Rubinstein - and luckily for us, Coronation Street has shared a sneak-peak of what we can expect from Pat Phelan's daughter...

Coronation Street favourite Nicola Rubinstein is coming back to the cobbles, and actress Nicola Thorp has taken to Twitter to share all the backstage gossip from her first day.

The last time we saw Nicola on screen was back in June when she left Weatherfield behind for a new life in Bristol with her baby Zack. And after all the drama that her late father, Pat Phelan caused shortly before her departure, no one could blame her for wanting to move away.

Last time Nicola was in Weatherfield Phelan's reign of terror had just come to an end

Last time Nicola was in Weatherfield Phelan’s reign of terror had just come to an end

But it has been revealed that Nicola will be back on out screens in January with more drama to follow, and actress Nicola has revealed on the official Coronation Street Twitter page that she couldn’t be happier to be returning…

In the video Nicola has made especially for Corrie fans, the actress reveals: “It’s my first day back on the set of Corrie. I’m so excited to be back. I’ve missed you all.

“It’s been a long time now since Phelan’s reign of terror, but I hope you’re all looking forward to what Nicola’s going to get up to in January when she’s back on screens.

“Love you all!”

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Will Nicola cause trouble between Gary and Sarah?

But while Nicola is pleased to be back, not everyone will be happy to see her return. Gary Windass is the father of her little boy Zack, and her return is undoubtedly going to cause problems between him and girlfriend Sarah Platt.

Despite the fact Sarah has forgiven Gary for his one night-stand that left Nicola pregnant, things might be different now that little Zack is right on their doorstep again.

Is Nicola’s return set to mark the end of the line for Gary and Sarah’s relationship?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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