King, who left the soap last year after a decade on the cobbles, was with co-star Shayne Ward, who plays her half-brother Aidan Connor.
These are the first pictures of Alison King returning as Coronation Street favourite Carla Connor.
King, who left the soap last year in dramatic scenes after 10 years on the cobbles, was in Chorlton pub The Spread Eagle with co-star Shayne Ward, who plays her half-brother Aidan Connor.
Connor’s final scenes included a dramatic wedding disaster and a bungled burglary that left her for dead. King said at the time that she was unlikely to return from her ‘break - although the door had been left open - and it was confirmed in August that she would indeed make a comeback.
Producer Kate Oates promised Connor will ‘break new ground’ as Corrie continued to show strong female characters in the ITV1 soap.
She told the Radio Times: “I didn’t want to put her on that familiar cycle of self-destruction, recovery, followed by more self-destruction. What we’ll have instead are these two strong Connor women – Carla and Michelle – on opposing sides and in conflict for a change.
King looked fresh and ready for action in a leopard print jacket as she reunited with Ward at the Wilbraham Road pub. The former factory boss should be back on screen before Christmas.