A well-known Coronation Street star is returning to TV after an absence brought on by a cancer battle.

Victoria Ekanoye, who played Angie Appleton on ITV's Manchester-based soap opera, was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in October of 2021.

DCIS makes the cells within the milk ducts of its victims turn cancerous.

Victoria previously explained that the lump on her breast was so big she didn't have to look for it.

After receiving a third opinion from a doctor, Victoria Ekanoye was diagnosed with cancer.

ITV Corrie star Victoria Ekanoye returns to telly after cancer battle

However, after beating cancer and being given the all-clear, the Coronation Street actor revealed in June that she was returning to telly.

She revealed that she had been filming in countries like Nigeria, Kenya, the United States and the UK for a world-stretching documentary into the challenges facing black women in the African community with cancer.

The new programme called The Naked Truth is not the only show Victoria has signed up for, with her face being among a full line-up of celebs expected to take part in ITV's The Real Full Monty.

The show is being hosted by Diversity front-man Ashley Banjo and focuses on celebrities who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Those taking part include former English rugby player Ben Cohen, This Morning’s Vanessa Feltz and others.

Of Victoria joining the programme, a source told The Sun: "Victoria has personal experience of the disease after being diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2021.

"So when she was asked she jumped at the chance of being involved in The Real Full Monty.

"She wants to do everything she can to encourage men and women to check themselves and the whole premise of the show is to get people talking."

Victoria starred as Angie in Corrie from 2017 to 2019 with the star also appearing on The Chase and Death in Paradise.