The source added that bosses would be willing to offer the 52-year-old dad-of-three a big money deal to return and added: "They think he would be happy to return and pick off where he left off in 2014 but are happy to make him an offer he might not be able to refuse."
The broadcasting regulator has received nearly 300 complaints over Monday night's double bill, which saw gobby Eva Price make a joke about Kunta Kinte - the main character in the 1976 civil rights novel Roots. An Ofcom spokesperson told Digital Spy: "Ofcom has received 278 complaints about Coronation Street, which aired on Monday.
CORONATION Street bosses are facing a potential investigation over the soap's race row after almost 300 viewers lodged complaints with Ofcom. The show featured a controversial reference to slavery in Monday night's episode, and the broadcasting watchdog has since been flooded with messages from outraged fans. The episode showed Catherine Tyldesley's character Eva making an ill-judged comment about US TV show Roots when referring to her hair dye job.
After being suspended from school following her bully Lauren's (Shannon Flynn) claim that Sarah Platt's daughter is the one who is being horrible to her, Bethany begins work at the salon. Having agreed to allow his niece to sweep up, David is reminded of Kylie's death when Bethany admits that she really misses Paula Lane's character.
Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, came into the salon in Monday's episode and said 'I have more roots that Kunta Kinte' before explaining she did not know who he was In 1976, Alex Haley's 'Roots' was published and became a bestseller and a year later in 1977, the mini series followed and the dramatic depiction of slavery, moved, shocked and captivated both black and white audiences Shiv Henry wrote: 'Really Coronation Street?
Caz Hammond's obsession with Maria Connor deepens in next week's Coronation Street as it becomes clear she's falling for the Weatherfield crimper. Excited, Caz hugs Maria thanking her for her help, but when Kate rows with Caz in the street, accusing her of using Maria, she deliberately spills coffee down her interview suit.
In fact, according to Co-op Funeralcare's study of more than 30,000 UK funerals, the soap's unmistakable music has knocked Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On - from blockbuster movie Titanic - off the top of the TV and film music category in the annual survey. Manchester City 's theme Blue Moon doesn't appear in the sports music chart at all - and yet the theme tune from Match Of The Day has been recently knocked off the top spot by Gerry and the Pacemaker's You'll Never Walk Alone, the anthem of Liverpool FC.
CORRIE'S Samia Ghadie is at the centre of her own soap opera-style plot -- after a family feud saw her mum miss her wedding. Mum sleeps NAKED with her 16-year-old son... and wants to know if it's 'wrong' It ended with Patsy giving Samia a "yes or no" ultimatum about whether or not she was wanted at the wedding.
Speaking back in July when his departure was announced, Dennis said: "As a lifelong fan of the show, playing Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street has been a dream come true. Becoming part of the ITV Coronation Street family has been a wonderful experience and my decision to leave was a hard one. "The talented team of writers and producers have come up with a very dramatic exit for Michael on the show which will be exciting to film.
The couple, who met on Dancing On Ice, got hitched earlier this month and the soap star says that psychic led her to her man. Samia, whose dad Joseph passed away from cancer, explained more: 'It was very emotional as I had Freya by my side, as my dad wasn't there with me." She also said the wedding was "good" for the six-year-old: "She has got her dad [Matthew Smith, Samia's ex-husband] and Hayley [his partner].
Despite resistance from ex Sean, Billy's relationship with Todd Grimshaw has been going well in recent times. However, an ill-judged remark from Todd and the demands of vicar Billy's job will create tension for the couple next week in Coronation Street. Actor Dan Brocklebank, who plays Billy, explains what happens next: "Todd says that he was worried Billy wouldn't be up for it because he thought he'd still be 'under the Bishop's petticoats'.
With Bethany suspended from school, David agrees to let her work in the salon for the day. As Bethany sweeps up she pours her heart out to David and admits how much she misses Kylie. Making out it's time they all buried the hatchet, David sends Bethany out for coffees and insists Lauren must have a free hair do.