The actor has returned to the soap’s production base in Elstree to film scenes for an upcoming episode which is expected to air over the Christmas period.
“John was asked if he would come back to film scenes to do with a big autumn storyline. It’s going to be massive so there was no way he was going to turn down the chance of going back. He’s still recovering but the fact that he’s been back for another stint has really helped.” – Insider quoted by the Daily Star Sunday
It will mark John’s second appearance in the soap since he suffered a stroke in the summer of 2007. The unfortunate health turn saw him disappear from the saga’s storylines, while bosses later wrote in that a similar fate had befallen his character off-screen.
Details of Jim’s next appearance in the soap are a closely guarded secret. John previously returned to the role earlier this year, with a one-off on-screen return in August boosting ratings.