A source close to Collinson told the paper that Phil Collinson is "aware that Sarah-Lou and Candice were hugely popular characters. He thinks it would be a ratings winner to bring them back. Losing Katherine (Kelly) and Helen (Flanagan) is a big blow to the show so Phil wants to beef things up a bit with the return of a couple of big names. He hasn’t even spoken to them about returning yet because he wants to go in armed with a big deal that they can’t say no to. Luckily, ITV have every faith in him and have handed him an open cheque book to lure whoever he thinks will be good for the show.”
Collinson is also leaving the door open for both Helen, 21, who plays Rosie Webster, and Katherine, 31, (Becky McDonald) to return.
But one cast member may not be too happy at Tina’s proposed return – her ex Ryan Thomas. The couple split two years ago after a series of rows and they now share custody of their daughter Scarlet.
Anyone actually want either Sarah or Candice back in Weatherfield?