New Coronation Street pictures have shown Melissa Johns return to filming as she prepares to act as the catalyst for a Christmas storyline involving Kate Connor and Rana Nazir. Melissa will reprise her role as Imogen Pascoe, who will meet up with Rana during a crisis point for the Kana relationship.
The return was revealed by Metro.co.uk earlier this week, with our TV source sharing: Imogen is not back for Kate, nor is there an indication that they will reunite in any way – in fact, its Rana who has most contact with her and conversations could make her see that what she and Kate have is worth fighting for.
There are hurdles ahead but the engagement and Kate and Ranas love for each other are the real deal. Imogen acts as a catalyst for the pair reuniting, dealing with the issues that have arisen between them and moving forwards with their relationship.
Scenes ahead will see Kate make some major mistakes as she desperately embarks on a quest to have a baby, despite Ranas reluctance to take that step at this stage. This will involve asking Robert Preston to be a sperm donor as he is struggling with Michelles reluctance to have another child.
But when things all go wrong, Kate goes a step further and attempts to seduce Adam Barlow, believing that he could be the one to father a child. Driven by her bottled up grief for Aidan, Kate risks everything in the ill advised move.
Our source said: Shes out of her mind with grief for Aidan and thinks shes lost Rana. She comes to her senses before going through with it – shes gay and loves Rana, and cant believe she nearly let her grief-fuelled obsession for a baby almost lead her into betraying who she is and making the biggest mistake of her life.
On whether or not this would be the end for Kana, they added: The wedding is still very much on the cards. Kate and Rana will reunite and like all strong couples in soap, they will find a way to come through the rocky times. The wedding will be back on.
News of Melissas return went down well with fans who have hope that Kate and Rana can get through this. Scenes being filmed today involve Melissa filming with Bhavna Limbachia (Rana), Georgia Taylor (Toyah), Charlie de Melo (Imran) and Louisa Patikas (Moira).
They will air in December.