Alison King could be heading back to Coronation Street as Carla Connor.
Alison played Carla on the ITV soap for almost a decade before leaving in 2016 to 'pursue other projects'.
She told the Radio Times at the time: "Yes - and I am actually leaving. It's been put out there that I'm taking a sabbatical, but I'm not. They’ve very graciously left the doors open for me to come back if I want to.
"And I haven't ruled that out. But this is a new chapter for me."
Carla's exit aired this time last year, leaving after a dramatic car crash on the street.
Today it's been reported that Carla could be back by the end of the year.
The Sun newspaper says that executive producer Kate Oates has "begged" Alison to return to reprise her role.
A source told the tabloid: “Carla is a hugely popular character with viewers, and Kate always felt it was a shame Ali left. So when the opportunity to talk to her came up, she was delighted.
“For a few months now they have been in secret talks and the word among the cast is that Ali has agreed.”
A spokesperson for Coronation Street and Alison declined to comment on the reports.
Corrie continues weeknights on ITV.