(This post was originally posted by me on the Coronation Street Blog in July 2011.)
We celebrated his return. We got all misty eyed over his story about his mother, Elsie, and her final days. He's cleaned up, he's off the streets, and he's as cheeky as ever. But, ITV, you need to do something with the character or Philip Lowrie will leave and that will be a crime!
Even the little we do see him on screen since his return shows me that the character still has that old cheek and charm. He's got a history, there are other characters that remember him and he may have a whole new family with the Grimshaws. Do it! Keep him! It'll be worth it!
I've written a blog post with some suggestions for his character over here.