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Coronation Street fans delighted as two cast members return but huge twist is coming

Fans of Coronation Street noticed they had been missing some of their favourite characters on tonight's show.

Abi Franklin, played by Sally Carman, and Kevin Webster, played by Michael Le Vell, were spotted back on the ITV cobbles after a lengthy absence. They haven't been on screen much since Abi's son's dad, Imran Habeeb, died after a horrific crash.

His tragic death ended not only his life but also a tough custody battle. Abi was finally given the happy ending she had fought so hard for and, supported by Kevin, was now able to raise baby Alfie in peace.

READ MORE: Coronation Street's Tina O'Brien teases Sarah 'might be next to go' in murder plot

Tonight's episode of the ITV soap saw Abi pass details on to Peter Barlow about how he could trade something for a motorbike. Peter had told her and Kevin that he had bet Carla he could trade up from an onion bhaji to a motorbike and that the deadline was in the evening.

Abi's contact agreed to swap his bike in return for Peter's tablet. Peter couldn't believe his luck until a police officer asked why he was in possession of a stolen bike.

While the storyline may land Abi in even more trouble fans on Twitter were delighted to see the couple back on their screens. Cam said: "Great to see Abi and Kevin back tonight lots of returns #Corrie."

Ryan said: "Yay, Abi & Kevin are back #Corrie." A third user added: "Nice to see Abi and Kevin back on the street #Corrie."

Speaking of what could be to come for Abi, Corrie writer Iain McLeod told The Express: "Happiness more than sadness. It's difficult because with that character she is the sort of thing where she can start a story in an empty room but that is normally bad news for that character.

"So she becomes a key confidant to one of the youngsters in the big, socially responsible issue type story and she becomes somebody's surrogate mom. Then has really big dilemmas to face about whose version of events does she believe and who does she side with and it causes her to investigate her own history of substance misuse and things like that over the years."

He added: "We're very keen to see Abi happy. We want her and Kevin to be happy, but never too happy because we don't want it to be boring."

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