Tina O'Brien is set to return to 'Coronation Street' in 2013.
The 29-year-old actress – who portrayed Sarah-Louise Platt, who hit the headlines when she fell pregnant aged just 13, for eight years before quitting Weatherfield in 2007 – is to reprise her role in the ITV1 soap in the new year along with her onscreen daughter Bethany, who is now 13.
A 'Coronation Street' source said: “Sarah-Louise’s pregnancy was an absolutely massive story and was a ratings winner for Corrie. It’s amazing to think it was 13 years ago now.
“She was an extremely popular character, so it’s a masterstroke to bring both her and Bethany back."
Sarah-Louise will be kept busy by Bethany – who is expected to be portrayed by a new actress - and she is set to clash with her brother David's (Jack P. Shepherd) wife Kylie Platt (Paula Lane).
The source added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "What makes the move even more intriguing is the fact Bethany will be the same age at Sarah-Louise when she fell pregnant. She will prove to be a real handful, just like her mum was. It really is like history repeating itself.
“Sarah-Louise hasn’t turned into a wallflower either, and she is going to have some major battles with Kylie because she doesn’t like the way she treats David.”
The decision to bring Sarah-Louise back is said to have been made by new 'Coronation Street' producer Stuart Blackburn, who is taking over the role from Phil Collinson.