Sir Ian McKellen reportedly wants to reprise his role in Coronation Street.
Antony Cotton – who plays Sean Tully on the ITV soap – said that his close friend has expressed an interest in returning to the cobbles as conman Mel.
Speaking about celebrity appearances in soaps, Cotton told journalists: “I think that Corrie has had the greatest cameo, which was from McKellen. His role wasn’t just a cameo and he was amazing.
“Ian did say to me, and I’m going to put this out there, ‘I think it’s about time that Mel Hutchwright maybe made a reappearance’.”
Reflecting on McKellen’s original three-week stint in 2005, he added: