Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon has revealed that she will return to the ITV soap if bosses will have her back after coronavirus shuts down the television industry.
The 24-year-old actress, who is best known for playing Bethany Platt, quit the show in search of new challenges but admits her plans have been halted by the current pandemic stalls her new career.
The blonde beauty said this week that she hopes there will be an opportunity to rejoin the Corrie in the future despite only leaving Weatherfield two months ago.
She spilled: “It was really difficult to make the decision to leave, but I’d been there for five years and it was all I’d ever known.
“I’d never done theatre or anything away from Corrie and after the grooming storyline where I won quite a few awards, which was amazing, I realised if I didn’t leave and try other things I might end up wondering, ‘What if?’.
“But obviously Covid-19 has thrown it all up in the air now.”
Lucy went on to reveal to The Sun that she feels sad about having nothing to do.
She continued: “As I left, work was starting to pick up and take off and now everything has stopped,” she said.
“But I do know there are loads of people in much worse situations than me and I’ve been very lucky.
“I’m trying to stay positive about it, but it’s obviously a bit sad having nothing to do.”
Lucy’s character Bethany Platt as last seen in March leaving the cobbles for a new life in London.
The actress admits she has even turned to Corrie stars Sue Nicholls, who plays her on-screen grandmother Audrey Roberts, and Sarah Platt star Tina O’Brien, who plays her on-screen mum, for advice on where to go next.
She added: “I’m not under any illusion that I’m going to be working for ever and all these parts are going to come to me, but I spoke to a few people and they gave me the confidence to try.
“I’m very conscious of the fact that I don’t want it to sound like I see going back to Corrie as a back-up — that’s absolutely not how it is.
“I absolutely love that show and I would do it a thousand times over and I obviously would 100 per cent go back there in future if they will have me.
“It’s just about me spreading my wings in a way. And trying to live with no regrets.
“Corrie is the only part I’ve ever auditioned for and I was very lucky to get it, but I know that’s not always going to happen.
“At the moment auditions are all being done remotely so I’ve done a few self-tapes, including one today, and I’ve read for a new comedy which is still in the pipeline, so I’m hoping something will work out.”
Fans will have to wait and see if Bethany makes a shock return to Weatherfield.
Coronation Street continues on ITV tonight at 7.30pm