Coronation Street character Janice Battersby will depart the cobbles after ex-lodger Trev Dean returns inviting her on a trip around the world, reports have claimed. The love twist will come as a surprise to long-term fans of the show.
Binman Trev was last seen in October 2010 when he left Weatherfield after breaking up with girlfriend Carla Connor. The new twist will see Janice finally have her feelings for her ex-lodger reciprocated by him.
Reports say that on returning, the binman will tell Janice: ''I'm leaving for good, Janice, and I'm going to travel everywhere. I've always wanted to and I'd like you to come with me if you fancy it.'' It is thought that a thrilled Janice will immediately start packing her bags in anticipation.
The shock plot is set to come at an ideal time for Janice as she is fired from her job in Underworld after fighting with Julie (Katy Cavanagh) over her suggestion that the girls should go on strike, she is overheard by boss Carla who quickly decides to ditch the mouth Mancunian.
Reports say that before leaving Janice will say an emotional farewell to stepdaughter Leanne Barlow telling her: ''You're the only think I will miss.'' And in a great comedy exit, Janice's travelling companion Trev will deliberately soak all the residents by driving through a puddle.
This exit comes following the news in August that Vicky Entwistle would leave after 13 years on the show. Will you be sad to see Janice go or are you glad to see the back of her? Are you pleased that she's going to get a nice exit? Leave your comments here!