She wrote: “Well the cat’s finally out the bag! It’s official, I’m over the moon to say that I have joined the super talented cast & crew of @itvcorrie.
“Mamma Laura Neelan has landed in Weatherfield & is about to stir things up! Missing my girl @MillieGibson01 #corrie #keepcalmandcorrieon.”
Laura is the ex-wife of the late loan shark Rick Neelan (played by Greg Wood).
She showed her face for the first time after Gary Windass (Mikey North) urged her to take care of Kelly after abandoning her.
Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.30pm on ITV.