James Roache returning to Coronation Street

ITV has confirmed that actor James Roache will return to the cobbles next year.

James Roache will return to Coronation Street next year to reprise his role as James Cunningham, the long lost grandson of Ken Barlow (William Roache). In real life, James is the son of the William.

Earlier this year, William’s other son Linus played Lawrence who held homophobic views on his son, played by his brother James Roache. ITV has said that James will begin filming in March 2011.