Beverly Callard as Liz

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Coronation Street 2018. Watch the latest episodes here.

Liz McDonald has always had a tumultuous love life. But things have been even more complicated than usual lately, as her latest boyfriend is Jenny’s husband Johnny Connor.

“Liz has been really conflicted, she has had a few men in her time but she has never had an affair with a married man,” says actress Beverly Callard, who plays Liz.

“She is very moral, but she has really fallen for Johnny.”

Now, her affair will thrust her into the middle of a kidnapping plot. Johnny has disappeared with Eva’s baby Susie, who he recently found out is his granddaughter.

This puts Liz in a difficult situation.

“She understands what he is going through but she really does think that Susie should be with Eva,” Beverly says. 

“She is trying to be careful about what she says. It is tricky because she wants to support him.”

But what will she do when she finds out Johnny has kidnapped Susie?

Liz’s love life could take another surprising turn with news of Jim McDonald’s return to the Street.

Richard Hawley as Johnny

“Jim is such a hugely popular character. We’re delighted he is coming back for what will be a typically explosive Jim storyline,” a Coronation Street spokesperson says. 

Beverly says she was excited to be working again with Charles Lawson, who plays Jim.

“Liz and Jim have such a complex relationship,” Beverly says. “I am really looking forward to the storyline surrounding his return.”

The rumour mill is working overtime in the UK, trying to figure out what that storyline might be.

The Sun has reported that he will arrive with their daughter – this would be a huge shock to Liz because their only daughter died soon after she was born. 

Coronation Street hasn’t confirmed any details of Jim’s return yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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