Fans loved him as survival enthusiast Dougie Ryan, and now Paddy McGuinness has hinted he could be returning to the ITV soap

He already makes our Saturday night in with his cheeky smile and spirit on Take Me Out, but now Paddy McGuinness could be about to make some of our weeknights so much better too – by rejoining the cast of Coronation Street!

The Lancashire-born lad appeared in six episodes of the ITV soap last year as survival enthusiast Dougie Ryan, and fans have been eager for him to return to the role.

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Taking to Twitter over the weekend, the star got Corrie-heads all worked up by posting a snap of him back on the cobbles.

Wearing a sharp suit as he posed outside Roy’s Rolls, the former Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere star captioned the shot: ‘Dougy’s back…for a butty.’

He later shared another snap – this one taken outside the Rovers Return pub – adding: ‘And a pint.’

And, adding further fuel to the fire, the official Coronation Street account retweeted his first post.

Fans soon speculated that Paddy would be slipping back into Dougie’s khaki survival jacket once more, with one writing: ‘Please please please tell me you are making another appearance??’

Another added: ‘I can’t wait, I think Dougie’s hilarious :D’

Paddy previously spoke about a potential role to he long-running soap, saying: ‘Everyone at Corrie was a delight to work with, from the cast to the crew.

‘Dougie is a very funny character and I enjoyed playing him.

‘There is a chance he could pop back up again in the future, but there are no plans for that at the moment.’

Has all that changed then, Paddy? We hope so!

And he’s not the only hunk who could be making an appearance on the famous street – it was recently rumoured that Aiden Turner could be Corrie bound. Yes, as in Poldark!