Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls has revealed that Rula Lenska will return to Weatherfield to reprise the role of Claudia.
Lenska, who played Audrey's glamorous friend in the Manchester soap, will make a return during the salon owner's birthday party.
Claudia will reveal some secrets about Audrey's boyfriend Lewis (Nigel Havers) to Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth).
Nicholls told RTE that it was "fun" to work with Rula.
She explained: "Yes, she's a little bit like the wicked witch, isn't she? It's great fun.
"In my head Claudia is that friend you know is always going to be a pain. She's the one who says the wrong thing, is always trying to out do you and has a habit of saying really horrid things even though she thinks they're a joke.
"But I think in a funny way they really do get on.
"She gets quite drunk at the party and when Audrey makes her announcement she has no qualms about filling Gail in on Lewis's past."
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