Rob is currently behind bars (Picture: ITV)
Coronation Street fans are desperate to see the return of iconic character Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) following the arrival of his son Bobby (Jack Carroll).
Bobby made his way to Weatherfield towards the end of last year. After introducing himself to his auntie Carla (Alison King), Bobby’s home life was thrown up in the air when his mum threw him out, forcing him to move in with Carla.
Suffice to say Bobby is definitely a troublemaker. He enjoys making a joke, and has shown he’s a bit of a bad influence on Simon (Alex Bain).
At the start of this week, however, we saw a completely different side to the new face.
Bobby made his arrival to Weatherfield at the end of last year (Picture: ITV)
After overhearing gossip about his dad Rob, Bobby visited Carla and demanded to know the truth about his dad.
Carla explained to Bobby that Rob is behind bars after murdering a young woman called Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan).
Rob pushed Tina off the builder’s yard balcony and bludgeoned her around the head with a metal pipe ten years ago, ensuring she would never live to expose him and then-girlfriend Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) for selling stolen goods in their second hand shop Barlow’s Buys.
Rob has been mentioned a lot ever since Bobby arrived on the cobbles. With this causing fans to reminisce about his time on the show, many have been left hoping we may see him again soon.
Taking to social media, a soap fan wrote: ‘After all this talk tonight…Rob has to be coming back in 2024 he just has to be!’.
After all this talk tonightâ¦ Rob has to be coming back in 2024 he just has to be! #Corrie pic.twitter.com/9W2EMHPcTj
— Lewisð¤ (@Jenmetcalfeuk) February 12, 2024
Bring Rob Donovan back #Corrie pic.twitter.com/BKf6WhwCOT
— Carter Forever x (@jennyluv__) February 12, 2024
Also feeling hopeful, and raising a very interesting point about Lauren’s (Cait Fitton) ongoing storyline, this X/Twitter user said: ‘and when lauren’s boyfriend turns out to be rob? then what’.
and when laurenâs boyfriend turns out to be rob? then what #Corrie
— luke (@fansvfavourites) February 12, 2024
All these mentions of Rob lately ðð
Is a possible return on the cards? ð¤#Corrie
— Ryan Glendenning (@RyanTheSoapking) February 12, 2024
Wouldn’t be surprised if rob returns soon #Corrie
— Ross kiernan (@rosskiernan_) February 12, 2024
So, is it possible?
A few years ago, we saw Harvey Gaskell (Will Mellor) break out of prison and return to the cobbles – so it’s perfectly possible for something similar to happen to Rob.
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