Chris Gascoyne looks forward to Corrie return

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Chris Gascoyne says he hopes to do Anne Kirkbride proud when he returns from Corrie ‘exile’ to Portsmouth for Deirdre Barlow’s funeral.

The actor will be back on the cobbles as Deirdre’s step-son Peter Barlow.

The scenes will pay tribute to the actress, who died in January at the age of just 60 from cancer.

“It’s just for a few episodes. It’s all about Deirdre and the way that it’s affected Peter, Tracy (Kate Ford) and Ken (William Roache) and hopefully we can do Annie proud,” Chris said.

He said that he missed the actress and said of the storyline: “It will put a bit of closure on it for us as well.”

Peter was last seen on screen in the ITV soap in November last year.

Viewers saw him leave for a new life in Portsmouth after being released from prison.

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