Contains spoilers! Jim McDonald comeback will reportedly feature stunning secret

Coronation Street hardman Jim McDonald won’t be alone when he returns to Weatherfield later this year – he will be accompanied by his secret daughter!

Corrie fans of a certain vintage will recall that Jim (Charlie Lawson) and his ex Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) had a baby daughter called Katie back in 1992, who died after being born prematurely.

However, Jim reveals that there was a huge mistake at the hospital causing a mix up which means that their daughter didn’t die after all. In fact, she was adopted by a couple before moving to Australia.

Beverley Callard as Liz McDonald

Liz is in for a massive shock

An ITV source told The Sun: “Producers are excited by Jim’s return to The Street so ensured writers created an astonishing storyline to go with it.

“The iconic character was popular with fans and is expected to cause plenty of drama again.

“They’ve cleverly cast the role of Jim and Liz’s daughter to be a beautiful woman in the hope of making her the street’s new resident fox.

“It will be a turbulent time for the McDonalds over the next few months.”

Liz will no doubt be stunned to discover her dead daughter is in fact alive. But how will she respond to her? Jim apparently has concrete proof it is their daughter.

Beverley Callard has previously said she’s “really looking forward to the storyline around his return”.

Charlie Lawson previously told The Mirror he’d be back for a short stint this year, before a more permanent sounding comeback next year. “They wanted me back full time this year but I couldn’t do it as I’m doing Rebus on stage, and a thriller. I’m going to film a bit but then will be back again next year.”

Jim is thought to be back in Coronation Street in the autumn.