Coronation Street fans believe newcomer Lauren Bolton is hiding a huge secret which could reveal her connection to a former Weatherfield resident.
Coronation Street newcomer Lauren Bolton (played by Cait Fitton) has been seducing Max Turner (Paddy Beaver) over the last couple of weeks after being lured into Griff Reynold’s (Michael Condron) gang. She has since managed to turn him against his friend and Speed Daal colleague Daryan and seems to be leading him down a dark path. However, fans have claimed Lauren is hiding a DNA link to recently departed resident Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson), going as far to say she is her secret sister.
Monday night saw Alya Nazir (Sair Khan) confronting Griff and his gang after Spider Nugent (Martin Hancock) threw red paint over the doors of Speed Daal.
However, things soon took a dark turn when she was met with a barrage of racist abuse disguised as banter.
Max looked smug as he drove away with Griff, and left Alya feeling confused and hurt he could let them speak to her the way they did.
Getting the wrong influence from Griff and his gang, he even told Daryan: “You’re stealing my oxygen,” after Lauren began to plant ideas in his head.
David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) and Shona Platt (Julia Goulding) are determined to talk him down from associating with the gang.
Meanwhile, Spider is continuing desperately to keep his secret life away from his girlfriend Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor) who also has her reservations about Griff.
Later, Lauren continued her mission to corrupt Max’s mind and compared Speed Daal to a “crack den” and saying it’s “so unhygienic”.
Whilst watching the episode, one eagle-eyed viewer @Thedragon18137 took to their Twitter page and said: “Lauren is probably Harvey Gaskells’s [Will Mellor] daughter or something.
Or Rick Neelan’s [Greg Wood] secret lovechild… she’s gonna have a link to someone on the cobbles!” (sic)
Hilda Ogden sarcastically quipped: “Well, everybody knows that all white, blonde, young women look the same. But LAUREN.
“That character is called LAUREN. She *looks* not a bit like Kelly. She *is* not a bit like Kelly. LAUREN.”
Bradley Coombes stated: “Who is this Kelly 2.0?”
Lisa Mannon agreed: “I thought it was just me! Lauren and Kelly are each other double! Rick Neelan’s long lost daughter on the same path as him?”
However, not everyone was convinced by the lookalikes, with @kinners40 said: “So because Lauren is blonde people seem to think she looks like Kelly lol!”
While Justin Rafferty theorised: “I think Lauren is probably Callum’s daughter.”
If the theory of Lauren being Callum Logan’s (Sean Ward) son, it would become a devastating twist for the pair as they recently slept with one another.
Lauren lied to Max and said Daryan had made many comments towards her when he wasn’t around, prompting her to lie about feeling sick and wanting to go.
Max’s feelings for Lauren led to him confronting Daryan, causing tension between the two and ruining their friendship.
Back at his house, Lauren thanked Max for standing up for her, before kissing him for the first time and asking if anyone else was home.
If Lauren is related to Kelly, could she be following in the dark footsteps of Rick? Or will it be revealed that she is the long-lost sister of Max, leaving the pair confused?
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