Coronation Streets Angela Griffin in talks for a full-time return to the soap as Fiona Middleton


CORRIE favourite Angela Griffin wants to return to the cobbles permanently.

The actress, 43,played hairdresser Fiona Middleton on the ITV soap from 1993 to 1998 but made a brief cameo earlier this year – and now she wants to come back full time.

Angela has admitted she would be open to returning to Corrie full-time
Her character Fiona Middleton dated Steve McDonald in the 90s

Angela told the Daily Star: “It’s very tempting to go back and just stay there forever and a day. I’m open to the idea of that. My character isn’t dead so the door is open.

“There was talk about making it happen this year but it couldn’t because the dates didn’t work out. But it could happen in the future.”

The Leeds-born star continued: “Corrie holds such a big place in my heart. I was my daughter’s age when I first started on it. But even now after all these years I still absolutely love it.

Angela made a cameo this summer
Emma learnt that Steve was her real dad
Angela with her hubby and kids

Angela’s appearance earlier this year saw her appear via Skype from Australia, where Fiona now lives, to speak to her daughter Emma (Alexandra Mardell)

It was revealed this summer that Emma’s biological dad was in fact Steve McDonald, Fiona’s former lover.

Angela, who said she found returning to the show “emotional” but “loads of fun”, went on to enjoy a very successful acting career after waving goodbye to the soap in the nineties.

She starred in BBC dramas Cutting It, Waterloo Road and Ordinary Lies, while also enjoying roles in ITV series such as Lewis and Brief Encounters.

Angela has also done various presenting stints, including Emergency with Angela Griffin.

She is married to actor Jason Milligan and they have two daughters, Tallulah, 15, and Melissa, 12.