It kicks off with the usual tedious weight loss story - like every other celebrity mum, she bangs on about how much fat she dropped after having baby Otis (now two - and not twenty five as I guessed in a previous comment) - a whopping four stones in twelve months. Which I suppose is quite a lot - but honestly, who cares? If she'd kept it on, she could've doubled up as Fat Brenda's ankle or something.
Anyway, in addition to her re-appearance this year, Kate says she will be returning to Corrie full-time in 2011. She reveals that the Coronation Street powers-that-be had been trying for a year to persuade her to return, and it wasn't until the death of screen grandmother Blanche that she felt the time was right. Personally - and no offence to Kate Ford, because the character, even when played by the previous actress whose name escapes me, has always been vile - I find Tracy Barlow hard to take. She's just too horrible. And by the by - does anyone know - has she still got Samir's kidney?