Beverley Callard has told fans she is feeling "much better" and will return to Coronation Street next week. The actress was signed off work for a month as she battled depression, but took to Twitter on Thursday to reassure viewers that she is back to good health.
"Oh thank you so much for all your fab messages!" she wrote. "I'm much better! Back to work next week!!! Hurray, watch out Weatherfield!! Xxx."
Beverley Callard has told fans she is feeling "much better"
Beverley's return to Corrie looks set to be brief; this week details of her exit storyline were revealed. The actress' character, Rover Return landlady Liz McDonald, will leave following the death of Jason Grimshaw's dad Tony Stewart, according to the Mirror.
Next week, viewers will see devastated Jason publicly blame Liz for his father's death, and she will reportedly then decide to follow in her son Steve's footsteps and flee to Spain.
Beverley's time off this month has meant that certain scripts needed to be rewritten, including Tony's funeral scenes which have already been filmed. "There are obviously no hard feelings towards Bev, who is loved on set," a source told the Sun. "Everyone just wants to see her back healthy as soon as possible."
The actress has played landlady Liz McDonald for more than 20 years
Beverley, who had played Liz for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2006, and has been open about her struggles.
Earlier this month, she told her fans she had new "hope" in her battle with mental health after seeing a new doctor, and said that things were "on the up".
Beverley had previously revealed that her hiatus from work was brought about by a change in her medication. "Been battling the demons of depression! One of the meds I'm on has been stopped by pharmaceutical company, apparently it doesn't make money," she revealed online. "I'm getting there!!! Thanks so much for all your good wishes xxxx."