It looks to be a warm and fuzzy Christmas on the street this year, though as ever it’s not without its share of hiccups, as the latest festive Coronation Street spoilers reveal…
Centre stage on the day itself will be a surprise wedding, if the bride can be found first! Plus there’s a proposal for another young couple on the street, and it wouldn’t be the festive season without a side order of blackmail and danger.
Speaking to EverySoap and other press last week, producer Iain MacLeod gave us an idea of what to expect from Christmas on the cobbles this year.
“Fun and warm and family oriented, Corrie historically has always done that,” he explained. “A few years ago we went a little bit ‘Die Hard’ with the Gary and Shona in the funfair story—which I absolutely loved and it allowed us to this brilliant thrillerish conceptual trailer for it—which was all very exciting. But actually, I think we’re right in our wheelhouse now with this year’s Christmas.”
“It’s got loads of comedy and lots of family fun, loads of warmth. I cried twice in the viewing of it and, you know, I’m not given to tears, but it was just really moving and lovely. Not in a sad way, just moving in a kind of warm your cockles way. So I really think the fans are going to love it.”
After planning what he hopes is the perfect surprise wedding for fiancée Fiz (Jennie McAlpine), after learning that she was dreading planning another ceremony, Tyrone (Alan Halsall) is certainly banking on a Christmas day he’ll never forget.
With the two girls, Hope (Isabella Flanagan) and Ruby (Macy Alabi) in on the plan too, the three descend the stairs on Christmas morning to find a surprise of their own. Deciding that Christmas will be a damp squib, and completely oblivious to the plans that Tyrone has put in place, Fiz is nowhere to be seen!
Will they manage to track Fiz down before she misses her own wedding?
“It’s really good fun, just the right amount of silly, loads of really brilliant writing.” Ian continues. “The performers in it are obviously exemplary as they are across the show generally, but Alan and Jennie are absolutely marvellous in it. The kids are great too, so it just feels totally Christmassy, totally Corrie, and a warm, good spirited end to the year for us.”
However, Daniel (Rob Mallett) decides to propose to Daisy, continuing the wedding fever (Charlotte Jordan).
Daniel makes plans to pop the question after settling differences with Daisy’s stepmother Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) and with the help of his father Ken (William Roache). But when the Barlow home is broken into, Daniel is horrified to discover the ring is missing. Will he be required to alter his plans?
On another part of the street, Max (Paddy Bever), who is still being radicalized by Griff (Michael Condron), is growing more and more distant from David (Jack P Shepherd) and the rest of the Platt family. Max finds himself drawn into a world of friendships that aren’t what they seem to be on the surface himself in peril…
However, as Stephen (Todd Boyce) plans his next moves to conceal his murderous secrets, that isn’t the only problem the Platts have to deal with.
We’re left wondering how long it will be before Stephen is desperate enough to kill again as victim Leo’s father Teddy (Grant Burgin) starts to wonder about the circumstances of his son’s abrupt disappearance, Stephen’s ex-wife Gabrielle (Helene Maksoud) threatens to reveal all surrounding Stephen’s crimes, and even his own family starts to ask questions.
In the meantime, Nick (Ben Price) soon discovers that the money he accepted from imprisoned Harvey—which he had initially thought had been a result of Harvey’s guilty conscience after meeting with Sam (Jude Riordan)—actually has more than one string attached, as he is threatened with being blackmailed.
A significant development in the plot will result from the appearance of Jacob’s father Damon (Ciaran Griffiths), and as Nick is put under more pressure to keep Leanne in the dark, that pressure will only increase (Jane Danson).
Also coming up, Summer (Harriet Bibby) has doubts after agreeing to become a surrogate for Mike and Esther, to make up for the £10,000 they’d already paid for the baby that she recently miscarried. Worried about the consequences on her health, and the reaction that her loved ones, Summer seems to have got herself trapped in an impossible situation.
Plus, Sean (Antony Cotton) and Laurence (Robert Shaw Cameron) attempt to move forward with their relationship, despite Todd’s (Gareth Pierce) attempts to come between them; George (Tony Maudsley) has his work cut out in finding a present for Eileen (Sue Cleaver) which will top last year’s disastrous effort of a coffin; and will Sally’s (Sally Dynevor) gift to Tim (Joe Duttine) bring back peace and harmony to their household?
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