FORMER Coronation Road star Bruce Jones has teased that he could make a return to the cleaning soap as Les Battersby sooner or later.
The actor, who performed the taxi driver on the ITV present from 1997 to 2007, admitted that he may undoubtedly see his on-screen alter-ego again on the Cobbles after his swift exit 13 years in the past.
Bruce Jones could return to the Cobbles as Les Battersby within the close to futureCredit score: Andy Kelvin – The Solar
The final we noticed of Les was when he left the Road in 2007 to reside his life lengthy dream of being a roadie for tribute band ZZ High o’the Mornin.
He had informed his adoptive son Chesney that he would return, however he quickly realised that his dad wasn’t coming again.
Les was final talked about again in 2018 when the kebab store employee admitted neither his dad Les or spouse Cilla could be attending his and Sinead Tinker’s wedding ceremony.
However Bruce has given a glimmer of hope that the much-loved character will make a return to the Road someday.
Bruce along with his on-screen spouse Wendi PetersCredit score: Rex Options
Throughout a latest look on the Distinct Nostalgia podcast, he mentioned: “He couldn’t simply stroll in there and be Les once more. He could be completely different.
“I believe he would nonetheless be that cocky. By no means say by no means is my reply.
“I’ve accomplished different TV collection since I left there. However it’s a privilege folks nonetheless know me as Les and it’s a nice tribute to the present. I will need to have achieved one thing.”
Not solely did he trace that Les Battersby could also be returning, however he additionally touched upon the cleaning soap’s sixtieth anniversary, and admitted that he thinks it will final one other 100 years.
Les was concerned in plenty of outrageous storylinesCredit score: Rex Options
He added: “I believe the present will go on perpetually. I used to be fortunate sufficient to do the reside fortieth anniversary present. All of us met Prince Charles after that.
“The power of the Road is the writing, the forged and the crew. You can not stroll in that road and suppose you’re a large no matter….you’ve got to be a part of it.
“It turns into a giant household unit and it’s one for all and all for one in there.
“And that’s the reason it would final one other 60 years and possibly longer. I can by no means see it ending.
The star thinks that Coronation Road will final one other 100 yearsCredit score: Getty Pictures
“It’s changing into modernised, it’s arising once more to a different period and they’ll simply go along with it.
“They’ve been courageous to sort out topics. They aren’t scared and that’s the fantastic thing about Coronation Road. It makes them the best cleaning soap on this planet for my cash.
“They may keep it up doing storylines that break the mould. Coronation Road, 160 years I believe and they’re sensible.”
Since leaving the ITV cleaning soap, Bruce has obtained as much as plenty of enjoyable issues together with varied appearances on actuality tv exhibits.
Bruce not too long ago starred in Netflix’s documentary The RipperCredit score: Netflix
Some embrace Movie star Spouse Swap in 2008, Movie star Come Dine With Me in 2009 and Movie star Large Brother 4 years later.
He is additionally stored to his appearing roots and accomplished a little bit of theatre work too.
Bruce, who’s actual identify is Ian Royston Jones, starred as Captain Hook and Mr. Darling in Peter Pan in 2011 and King Rat in Dick Whittington in 2009.
The star not too long ago hit our screens for Netflix’s Yorkshire Ripper documentary titled The Ripper, the place he speaks out about how he dealt with being a suspect within the case.