Coronation Street icon Sue Cleaver has revealed to fans when she will be returning to the ITV soap opera.

The 60-year-old actress, who has played Eileen Grimshaw since 2000, took a break from the Manchester-based show to focus on her theatre career after landing a role in Sister Act.

Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver reveals when she'll return

Discussing her desire to return to Corrie, Sue Cleaver said in an interview with OK! magazine: "I’ve finished Sister Act but I’m missing everybody hugely.

"I had the most wonderful time doing that show – I hadn’t been on stage for 30 years.

"I just thought ‘I’m going to embrace this, I’m going to do it’. Even though I was scared and even though it was the unknown, I thought ‘nope, this is fabulous. Let’s just go for this’ and I did."

She added: "I had the most amazing time. We played to full houses everywhere and had standing ovations. I will miss everybody hugely but you’ve got to finish one thing to start the next thing.

"I definitely think I'll do more on stage. The stage is where I started.

"Theatre’s always been my first love. Now I’ve been back, that’s not going to be my last. But I’ll be heading back to Coronation Street soon.

"I'm having a little holiday and then I will be heading back into Corrie in July so they can see me back there. I will be back."

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Sue Cleaver also recently opened up about her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis and revealed that she was scared by this at first.

The former I'm A Celebrity... star said: "I always say that I don't live with diabetes, diabetes lives with me. So I live my life as anyone else. I have a busy life and I get on with it."

She added: "When I was first diagnosed, it scared me. Then since I started using Dexcom, it took away all of the guessing, all of the unknown.

"I’ve always had my HbA1c and I’ve always been under a consultant and monitored everything, but it’s just taken a bit of pressure off. I can see what my averages are. I can see what my patterns are. It's taken away a lot of that worry for me."