Monday 3 October 2016

David agrees to go along to a grief counselling session to appease Gail but refuses to speak to the counsellor when he gets there. Determined to keep Gail quiet, he tells her the session was a great help. When David notices an update on Macca's social media page that tells him the Dog and Gun are having a party for Clayton's birthday in his absence, an angry David storms down there, determined to find Macca but, before he can reach the pub, he's grabbed by a menacing figure...but who is it?
Eileen talks through the different flat options with Rita who is planning on buying one for Jenny while Sally is eaten up with jealousy. Keen to commit to her new role, Eileen resigns from Street Cars, much to Steve and Tim's horror. But when Vinny later demands to know why Eileen has spent a large sum of money from the business account on porcelain tiles, will Eileen begin to think she's bitten off more than she can chew?

Andy shares his latest story with Steph and hopes she'll sing his praises. But when Steph is horrified by his fictional tastes, Andy is left fuming and feels unsupported.

Michelle tells Steve that her new wedding client is Tommy Orpington, a County football player and an overexcited Steve lets the news slip to Tim. Rita is tempted when Freddie suggests they go together to the closing party of their old stomping ground, the Zambezi Club. Elsewhere, Leanne reassures Eva that Nick is the father of her baby.

Monday 3 October 2016
David is viciously attacked by the menacing figure at the Dog and Gun and his family are horrified by the bloodied and bruised state he returns home in. When he reveals to Nick that he went to the Dog and Gun in an attempt to exact revenge on Macca, Nick is incensed and implores David to let the courts deal with Macca and Clayton. But David later logs into a computer with revenge on his mind. What plan is he hoping to put into motion?

Phelan takes a raging Vinny to the pub to try and calm him down over Eileen's extravagant tile splurge and reminds him that they'll have the last laugh when Eileen is left penniless. In a bid to put the argument behind them, Eileen asks Vinny to stay for tea. But when she reveals that she's left Streetcars so she can spend more time on the building project, Vinny is even more furious.

Audrey is eaten up with jealousy when she sees a dressed up Rita heading off to the Zambezi Club party with Freddie. When she sees them return to the Street later, Audrey decides to mark her territory.

Leanne offers Steph the manager's job while she's on maternity leave and Steph is delighted to realise Andy was behind the idea. Elsewhere, Michelle is embarrassed when she finds Steve, Tim and Tyrone fawning over her new wedding client, Tommy Orpington.

Wednesday 5 October 2016
Audrey, Nick and Gail are horrified when they see posters of Clayton dotted around the Street and wonder if this was David's doing. The police turn up at No.8 and arrest David on suspicion of perverting the course of justice but David denies all knowledge. But when the police later reveal that Macca has sustained a serious head injury and that they suspect David is responsible, what will David say and can he think of a reasonable alibi?

Eileen is suspicious when Tim tells her he dropped Vinny off at a casino and she decides to go after him, wanting to know what he is up to. But with Phelan having given him a tip off, Vinny manages to hide the fake passports he's acquired from a dodgy contact and tells Eileen that he was meeting a potential buyer to discuss the purchase of the lake view apartment. But when Eileen later hears that Rita has already signed a contract for this very same apartment, she realises all is certainly not as it seems.

Freddie is panicked when Audrey wants to take him dancing and he confides in Tyrone and Luke that he has two left feet. In a bid to help him out, Tyrone calls upon the help of Norris who gives Freddie a ballroom dancing lesson. But who will be sporting a broken wrist by the end of the day?

Tim is delighted when Tommy Orpington calls into the cab office and stays for a game of subbuteo. Gemma is excited to reveal she has won the Weatherfield Good Samaritan Award.

Friday 7 October 2016
The police call at No.8 to question Gail about David's whereabouts the morning Macca was attacked but David is later released when the police concede he had nothing to do with it. Now a free man, David sets his sights once more on his revenge plan and heads to the hospital where Macca lies fighting for his life.

Eileen demands to know what's going on with the twice-sold apartment but Todd and Phelan try to reassure her that it's just a well-practiced sales scam. Eileen is furious and points out that Phelan's unscrupulous business practices are being conducted at the expense of Jason's money.

Izzy and Gary spot Bethany out running and are concerned when they notice she is clearly pushing herself too far. Sarah is perturbed when Izzy later makes a point of telling Sarah they saw Bethany out running on her lunch hour.

Freddie is unnerved when Audrey asks him to stay at hers for a while and explains his fears to Tyrone, who offers him a bed at No.9 instead. Steve is outraged to learn that Tim has invited Tommy Orpington round for some home brew and accuses Tim of trying to steal his new friend.

Friday 7 October 2016
When David returns home from the hospital, he is met by the family liaison officer who tells him that he'll no longer be required to give evidence at Clayton's trial. An incensed David admits to Nick that he went to the hospital to see Macca, but what did he do while he was there, and can Nick encourage him to forget about Clayton and Macca for the sake of his children?

Sarah drags Bethany to the cafe and insists on buying her lunch. Bethany breaks down and explains to her mum that exercise helps take her mind off everything that's happening at home and school. Sarah agrees to renew her gym membership as long as she takes the fitness advice from Gary. Grateful to Gary for his support, Sarah invites him out for a drink. But can the two put their problems aside for the evening and will their date be a success?

Vinny reminds Phelan that if they can keep the game up for another two months, then they'll be on a beach sipping cocktails enjoying their new wealth. Spurred on by this latest pep talk, Phelan lays on the charm with Eileen and prepares a romantic meal for the two of them and their altercation is quickly forgotten.

When Tim and Steve enjoy a game of football with Tommy in the garden, Tim tries to tackle Steve but misses and ends up taking Tommy out instead. Tommy cries out in pain; but what damage has been done?


CORONATION Street’s next high profile death will not be a big cast member as hinted — but Maria Connor’s pet DOG.

Ozzy, the character’s black Labrador, will meet his demise in scenes that will devastate his hairdresser owner.

Fans have been up in arms guessing which Corrie favourite will meet their gruesome end after actress Samia Ghadie – who plays Maria Connor – dropped the bombshell that a “well-loved” character was making a huge departure in the “saddest scenes” she’s filmed in her 17 years on the Street.

But it’s the beloved pup who will say goodbye in a plot expected to be more heartbreaking than when Chesney Brown’s Great Dane Schmeichel died in his arms in 2011.

Source:  The Sun
He's been left heartbroken by the tragic death of his wife Kylie.
And Coronation Street's David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) takes his frustration out in an upcoming episode of the soap when he steals his brother's £60,000 Mercedes for a joyride.
Cutting an angry figure, David drives the silver 4x4 to an empty car park where he stacks a bunch of empty cardboard boxes he finds in a skip.

Once he's assembled the cardboard wall, he returns to his car and motors towards the structure at speed.

Images taken during filming show the vehicle smashing through the boxes sending them flying, before the brakes are slammed.
The stunt didn't appear to do any damage to David or the car, but it's not yet known if the grieving widower returns the vehicle or goes on to wreak more havoc.

Jack Shepherd was brought to tears for the first time in his 16 years on the soap when he read the script for Kylie's death.
Paula Lane's final moments with on-screen husband David saw the latter desperately trying to save his dying wife.
Jack said: 'David has to try and keep it together for the sake of the children but he wants to blame someone for what has happened.

'He is angry at the world, he and Kylie were so close to having the perfect life and now he is a single dad and a widower.
'He is lashing out and behaving in a way which really starts to worry his family. There is a lot more drama in the coming months as David struggles to come to terms with losing Kylie.'
Paula, who played the feisty nail technician for six years, announced she was leaving the show in February in order to have her second child and focus on her family but she didn't realise bosses were planning to kill her off.

No harm done: The stunt didn't appear to do any damage to David or the car, but it's not yet known if grieving widower returns the car or goes on to wreak more havoc

Source:  Daily Mail
How It's Done:  In scenes yet to air on the ITV soap, viewers will see Tyrone Dobbs (Halsall), Roy Cropper (Neilson) and Alex Warner (Bairstow) stranded in the middle of the countryside after breaking down on the roadside.

After taking a trip in Roy's vintage Morris Minor, the trio found themselves facing a slight snag in their journey as they came to a spluttering, screeching halt en route.
As Tyrone desperately tried to work out where the group were and get some phone signal, the garage owner found himself facing a face full of spray from a white van.

In order to be able to film the full force of the water hitting the hapless trio, this is how they do it!  Who would be an actor, eh?

Source:  Daily Mail

He recently lost the woman of his dreams after she was cruelly stabbed in front of him, but things are going to get even worse for widower David Platt.

In shocking scenes in an upcoming episode of Coronation Street , David, played by Jack P Shepherd , gets into a fight after visiting the drinking hole that thug Macca and his best mate Clayton are usually found in.

The popular character went to the pub, The Dog and Gun, to hunt down his wife's killer, Clayton, but was met by a burly man who repeatedly punched him in the pub car park and appears to break his nose as David is thrown around the car park.

Eamonn and James ClarkeCoronation StreetCoronation Street's David Platt is back at the Dog & Gun Pub where Callum Logan used to do his deals from
The Dog and Gun was also the hangout of his arch rival Callum Logan, played by Sean Ward, who was murdered by Kylie during the Coronation Street live episode last year.

Grieving David has been struggling to hold it together after Kylie was so cruelly taken away from him after the mother-of-two was stabbed by Clayton, played by Callum Harrison, in heartbreaking scenes last month.

Speaking to Heat magazine, actor Jack has revealed that the dark side of David Platt is set to return as he seeks revenge for the death of Kylie.

Without his partner in crime to keep him emotionally balanced, David begins acting erratically causing his family and friends to worry about his state of mind.

Jack told the magazine: “Now he doesn’t have Kylie to rein him in, he's on the warpath. Everything was going great and now he wants someone to pay.”

The death of Kylie awakens the David of old and her death pushes him over the edge.

When asked what the future has in store for David's Kylie-less future, Jack added: “For now, grief and a desire for revenge, but in the long term it will be interesting to see what sort of person he will become.”

Source:  Mirror
JUSTICE SERVED? Killer Clayton arrives in court to be charged with the murder of Kylie Platt on Coronation Street
Will the gutless brute finally get his just desserts after evading police for the past few weeks?

LOOKS like the law is finally catching up with killer Clayton as new photos see him appearing in court to be charged with Kylie Platt’s murder on Coronation Street.

Viewers were left devastated when mum-of-two Kylie, played by Paula Lane, ran in to the kebab shop to defend Gemma Winter from the thug, played by Callum Harrison, only to be stabbed in the heart.

Kylie was then left to bleed out on the street in the arms of husband David, who has since struggled to maintain his grip on his sanity as he tries to avenge the death of his beloved wife.

Kylie was defending her friend when the stabbing happened
Photos appeared to show David, played by long-running regular Jack P Shepherd, getting closer to finding the killer after letting him slip through his grasp shortly after the senseless killing.

However, in scenes which are set to air in upcoming weeks, as David approaches the Dog and Gun pub, where evil Callum Logan also used to drink, he is dragged into the car park and beaten to within an inch of his life by an unnamed brute.

Source:  The Sun
Coronation Street will delve into the Tinker family's backstory next month as Craig's father makes an appearance for the very first time.

Paul Loughran, best known for his past role as Emmerdale's Butch Dingle, has been cast as Craig's dad Darryl and has already filmed his scenes. And yes, that is the same name as Craig's pet rat.

While Corrie aren't giving away too many details just yet, the storyline will see Craig (Colson Smith) come face-to-face with his estranged father after some shocking revelations.

Next week's episodes see Craig's 18th birthday spoiled by the discovery that his dad has been in and out of prison for several years.

Craig's mum Beth confesses that she feels partly responsible for Darryl's life of crime, as she was the one who shopped him to the police after his first offence - sending him on a downward spiral.

Of course, the news devastates Craig, who feels that Beth (Lisa George) has lied to him for his whole life. To add insult to injury, Craig only finds out the truth when his application to join the police is rejected as he failed to disclose a family member's criminal conviction.

Sounds like an 18th birthday to remember for all the wrong reasons...

With emotions running so high, Craig's eventual meeting with his father is bound to be tense - but will he get the answers that he's looking for?

Paul starred in Emmerdale from 1994 to 2000, when Butch was killed off in a bus crash accident. He's since appeared in Heartbeat, Blue Murder and Jericho.

Source:  Digital Spy
As Butch Dingle in Emmerdale
Your guide to the arrivals and departures on Corrie over the coming months:

Having trouble keeping up with the comings and goings on Coronation Street? Need to know who's going to be making an impact in Weatherfield over the next few months? Well, help is at hand! Here's your complete guide to the upcoming entrances and exits on Corrie...


Michael Rodwell

Les Dennis has promised that his Corrie character Michael Rodwell is to exit as part of "a very dramatic storyline". Speaking back in July when his departure was announced, Dennis said:
"As a lifelong fan of the show, playing Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street has been a dream come true. Becoming part of the ITV Coronation Street family has been a wonderful experience and my decision to leave was a hard one.
“The talented team of writers and producers have come up with a very dramatic exit for Michael on the show which will be exciting to film. I’ll treasure the two and a half years I have been part of such an iconic show and move on with very fond memories, so many lovely friends and colleagues and an ambition achieved."

Sophie Webster (temporarily)

Actress Brooke Vincent will take an eight-week leave of absence to play 19-year-old mum Mary Adams in a production of Be My Baby at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester. But she also signed another one-year deal with Corrie back in February, so fans can still expect plenty of drama for Sophie in the future.

Ozzy the dog

Maria's pet labrador is to meet his maker in tragic upcoming scenes. Said a show source recently: "It’s utterly devastating for Maria – and viewers. Ozzy has been by her side since 2007 when her then-husband Liam gave him to her as a present.
"When Liam was killed in a hit-and-run it was Ozzy who was her main source of comfort. His absence couldn’t come at a worse time with heartache already on the horizon now she’s tangled up in a love triangle with Aidan Connor and his girlfriend Eva Price."


Darryl Tinker

Former Emmerdale star Paul Loughran - who played Butch Dingle between 1994 and 2000 - is to play Craig's father, Darryl. Yes, it is perfect casting and, yes, Darryl shares the same name as Craig's pet rat. Beth will be seen revealing to Craig that his father has spent most of his life behind bars. For his part, Craig - who has hopes of a career in the police force - is devastated. But will there be a reconciliation between father and son?


Peter Barlow

Chris Gascoyne is to make a permanent return as everyone's favourite philandering alcoholic later this year. Show boss Kate Oates had this to say of the signing:
"Peter is rarely single and he may have someone in his sights when he returns and he may not be completely honest. Then something happens when he arrives that's unexpected and which means that he has to stay."
After being asked how long actor Chris Gascoyne would be back on the soap, Oates replied: "as long as I can tie him down" before adding, "He's got such an amazing presence and energy on screen."

Adam Barlow

And Peter isn't the only Barlow making a comeback...Ken's grandson Adam is also set to return, with Kate Oates negotiating for Sam Robertson (who played Adam between 2004 and 2007) to reprise the role.

Daniel Osbourne

Plus we'll also see Ken's other son Daniel Osbourne - a move (along with the reintroduction of Peter and Adam) that will put the Barlow family front and centre. Said producer Kate Oates:
"One of the longest-running families is the Barlows and why would you not want to strengthen them?
"So I'm excited to bring Peter back to the show. I am delighted to meet Daniel Osbourne, who is Ken's son with Denise, and I'm excited to bring back Adam, who is Mike Baldwin's son and Ken's grandson.
"I'm looking forward to seeing that first family on the soap sending ripples through the street."

Source: Radio Times
Great news, Coronation Street fans - bumbling Brian Packham (Peter Gunn) will return this November, a show insider has confirmed to

Brian was last seen in June 2015 when he returned to Weatherfield to win back former love Julie Carp and take her on an around-the-world trip. But Corrie fans recently saw Eileen receive a call from her sister, who told her that she and Brian had split.
Now, RT can reveal that Brian will be back in town on a mercy mission to help two beloved Corrie regulars deal with some upcoming drama.

A spokesperson told us today: "After splitting with Julie, Brian returns to our screens in November to become a confidante and support for friends Ken and Roy, who are both having a troubled time."
Actor Peter Gunn added: “I am delighted to be asked to come back and play Brian Packham again. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Coronation Street and I am looking forward to seeing what Brian has been up to and what has brought him back to Weatherfield.”

Source:  Radio Times
His wife was brutally stabbed to death just as they planned to move to Barbados.
And now David Platt (Jack Shepherd) is on the hunt for revenge as he smuggles a lighter into court during her killer's trial in an upcoming episode of Coronation Street.
The heart-broken widower will be seen lurking outside Weatherfield Crown Court with the lighter in his hand, debating whether or not to take it inside.

Clad in a leather jacket a blue jeans, he appears distressed as he paces up and down, wrestling with his thoughts.

He eventually decides to take the lighter into the courthouse, where he smuggles it past security looking sheepish as he passes the scanners.
It remains to be seen, however, what he'll attempt to do with the fire in his pocket.

Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) was stabbed to death on the show in July by her ex-boyfriend Callum Logan's thug Clayton.
She was rushing to help Gemma, who was unconscious after being attacked by Clayton (Callum Harrison) when the thug turned on her and drove the knife into her flesh.
David rushed to the scene and cradled Kylie in her arms, telling her she was the bravest person he had ever met before she died.

Source:  Daily Mail

Sharif Nazir will beg his granddaughter Alya to keep his affair a secret on Coronation Street next week.

Sharif will be forced to confess the (slightly altered) truth about his affair with their family friend Sonia when Alya becomes deeply suspicious after spotting the intimacy between the two.

Having realised that Alya seems to be onto them, Sharif takes action to protect his secret, by insisting that it's time Sonia moved out. However, he's left in a dilemma when Sonia deviously suggests he buy one of Phelan's flats for her instead.

Although Sharif is initially outraged, he is forced to come round to the idea following a chat with Alya - who tells her granddad that Sonia clearly fancies him.

Unnerved by how near she is to the truth, Sharif agrees to convince Yasmeen that buying a flat is a sound investment for them and Sonia can rent somewhere else while it's being built.

But when Alya refuses to drop her suspicions, Sharif lies and claims he slept with Sonia once, years ago.

A stunned Alya works out that Sharif's buying Sonia's silence by setting her up in a flat, and is left torn when he admits it but insists he loves Yasmeen. Sharif begs Alya not to betray his secret, but will she agree to keep quiet?

Source:  Digital Spy
Coronation Street: Beth is revealed to be a bigamist! Here's what happens next

Factory machinist Beth is currently married to hapless hubby Kirk (Andrew Whyment) but surprise scenes just broadcast on the ITV soap saw Craig (Colson Smith) discover that she'd never been granted a divorce from his dad Darryl (Paul Loughran).

Wednesday's episode saw Craig venture behind bars to pay his jailibird father a visit, but the atmosphere turned sour when Darryl asked if his son could supply him with drugs.
After blasting Darryl for being just as bad as his mother had warned him and praising Kirk for being a decent man, Craig's dad shot back: "What would he make of his loving wife still being married to me, then?"

Cue a showdown back on the Street that saw Craig confront his mum with Darryl's accusations. "You never got divorced, that's what he told me," yelled Craig, all of which left Beth floundering to provide an answer.

Upcoming episodes of Corrie will see Craig struggling to come to terms with him mum's lies, while Kirk is left feeling that Beth has ruined everything they had between them. So is this it for Beth and her Kirky?

Source:  Radio Times
The truth about Beth was kept out of all Corrie spoilers ahead of transmission - and we hear that more storyline surprises are on the way over the coming weeks and months.

And as we're now heading into Soapland's busy autumn season, we reckon Corrie fans need to strap themselves in for a bumpy ride...

Personally, I love it when they keep things like this a total surprise, don't you?  Kudos to the new Producer!
STEVE MCDONALD'S world is about to be turned upside down when he learns that he has a genetic condition, which could affect his unborn children.

The Rovers Return landlord is already having a difficult time trying to deal with the prospect of having two children with different women and the latest health scare is only going to make things worse.

Steve (Simon Gregson) is expecting a baby with both his wife Michelle (Kym Marsh) and Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson), with whom he had a one-night stand earlier this year.

Now, he will have to break the news to both mums-to-be that their children may be affected by the genetic condition.

An insider told The Sun: "Viewers will soon see Steve suffer even further when he is told he could have Myotonic dystrophy - a disorder which could ultimately be life-threatening.

"Obviously the impact of the disorder on him would be huge if he has it but as it's genetic both his babies with Michelle and Leanne could have it too."

Steve will be forced to tell his wife about the muscle wasting condition and worried for her unborn child's health, she confides in Leanne.

Michelle is unaware that she is carrying Steve's baby too but the news could mean that she has to reveal the truth about the father of her child.

The source added: "This story could be the tipping point for Leanne and force her to reveal that Steve's the father of her baby."

It is reported Steve will learn that he may have the genetic condition from his father Jim, who is rumoured to be making a comeback.

Eagle-eyed viewers recently spotted a piece of graffiti in one of Steve's scenes that suggested his father would be returning to the cobbles.

Charlie Lawson, who plays the patriarch also told the Daily Star: "Every time he goes back something happens so keep your eyes peeled and see what happens later on in the year."

Source:  Express
David Platt is set to come face to face with his Kylie’s killer as he stands trial for her murder in upcoming scenes on Coronation Street.

The grieving hairdresser, played by Jack P Shepherd , heads to Weatherfield Crown Court to see thug Clayton Hibbs, played by Droylsden teen Callum Harrison, in the witness box.

He is joined at court, filmed at the old Salford Magistrates Court building, by his mum Gail played by Helen Worth, Kylie’s best friend Eva Price played by Catherine Tyldesley and Kylie’s old pals Gemma Winter, played by Dolly-Rose Campbell and Macca played by Gareth Berliner.

Kylie, played by Paula Lane, was stabbed to death by Clayton after he harassed kebab shop worker Gemma and the kind-hearted mother of two came to her rescue.

She died in David’s arms on the cobbles, leaving him to bring up her son Max and their daughter Lily.

David has been trying to keep it together for the sake of the children while also trying to come to terms with her sudden and tragic death just as they were planning to start a new life together in Barbados.

And as we recently revealed, he looks to be on a shocking quest for revenge.

David was seen filling up two cans of petrol in other upcoming Corrie scenes and sparking up a lighter outside the courtroom.

Could it be that David’s rage against her killer could be about to manifest itself into something even more dangerous?

The former bad boy has gone into meltdown as he fails to cope with his tragic loss.

He has stored Kylie’s bloodied top under his pillow and pushed a screw from the Platt family swing into his hand. And he took his bottled-up anger out on his niece Bethany’s school bully Lauren, cutting a chunk out of her long hair after pretending that he was only going to give her a blow dry.

Source:  Manchester Evening News
Todd Grimshaw is set to have second thoughts about getting involved with Pat Phelan’s housing scam when Sarah Platt registers an interest in one of the flats in Coronation Street – but he could find himself out of his depth as Phelan issues a chilling warning about his cohort Vinny!

When Sarah receives an unexpected windfall, she is keen on getting one of the flats and wastes no time in sounding Phelan and Vinny out, who give her their best sales pitch.
When Todd gets wind of the fact that Sarah is interested, he panics and warns Phelan that he and Vinny had better not rip her off – or he will blow the whistle on the whole scheme.

Coronation Street - Ep 9002 Friday 30 September 2016 - 1st Ep Sarah Platt TINA OÕBRIEN is delighted when she unexpectedly receives a large sum of money and she decides to approach Phelan CONNOR McINTYRE and Vinny IAN KELSEY about buying one of their flats for her and Bethany. When Todd Grimshaw BRUNO LANGLEY learns that Sarah has decided to invest in a flat he's panicked and confronts Phelan, ordering him not to rip off his close friend or he will blow the whistle on him and Vinny. But when Phelan tells Todd what Vinny is capable of, will Todd have a change of heart?

Unnerved, Phelan warns Todd that this would be unwise and he tells a shocked Todd what Vinny is capable off, leaving him chilled. Warning Todd to keep on Vinny’s good side, can Phelan persuade him to keep quiet or will Todd risk Vinny’s wrath by exposing everything?

Source:  Metro
Matt Milburn, who played a hunky vet in Emmerdale, is set to join the cast at Coronation Street.
Millburn, who appeared in 30 episodes of Emmerdale in 2011, will be appearing on the cobbles as a member of Weatherfield County football team called Tommy Orpington, according to TV Times.

His Spotlight CV says he is signed up for four episodes of Coronation Street but with former Emmerdale Producer Kate Oates now in charge of the soap, there is a chance he has been brought in for a longer stint.

Millburn, who has also appeared in the likes of Heartbeat and Hollyoaks, is reported to enter the show after he hires Michelle as his wedding planner.

Source:  Sunday World

People can be very sneaky in soapland, can’t they? Several Coronation Street characters are showing their more sly sides as Alya Nazir uses Sharif’s affair to her advantage while Todd Grimshaw ends up trapped by Pat Phelan’s scheming. Even Dev Alahan’s kids Asha and Aadi have a scam on the go!

David Platt isn’t exactly being honest either as Audrey and Gail worry for him while Caz seems to be forming a dastardly plot after tragedy hits Maria Connor.

It’s not all bad news though as Bethany finally has a victory and Andy starts work on an interesting new career.

Here are the spoilers for the week commencing Monday 26th September:

1. Alya is disgusted with Sharif over his affair with Sonia but when Aidan points out to her that they would need £14k to get the equipment to bulk produce her designs, she spies an opportunity. But what lengths has Sharif gone to as he presents his granddaughter with a cheque?

2. Beth faces her court appearance and returns home with a community payback sentence. She is gloomier than ever when Kirk and Craig seem no closer to forgiving her. Maria urges her to fight her the men in her life but how much success will she have when she begs to be heard out?

3. Dev is impressed with the twins for their enterprising idea of making flower bouquets and selling them but the wily pair have ulterior motives as they tell Tracy they will stop selling them if she sacks Mary from the flower shop! But will Erica’s discovery about where the flowers are coming from put paid to Asha and Aadi’s little scheme?

4. Steph is bemused when she discovers that Andy has started work on a short horror story and he is miffed by her lack of support.

5. When Alex figures out the truth about his parentage, Cathy does nothing to dissuade his plans to move to Scotland. But when Roy later learns Alex knew all along, he persuades Cathy to stop him from going. Later, Roy sets a wedding date but why does Tyrone have doubts?

6. Billy warns Eileen of his concerns over Todd and Phelan and later, Todd realises how much he loves and wants to be with Billy when they are thrown together in a community project. But will he make his feelings clear?

7. When Sarah has an unexpected windfall, she is keen to invest in one of Phelan’s flats. Todd warns Phelan he will blow the whistle on everything but Phelan responds by issuing a dark threat about what Vinny is capable of. What decision will Todd reach as he fears Sarah losing her cash?

8. Maria is devastated when her family is rocked by a death and Caz wastes no time in being her pillar of support. But when Kirk issues a warning that Caz has developed strong feelings, Maria is forced to tell her she only sees her as a friend. Later, as Maria heads for London, it seems that Caz is forming a plan…

9. After Audrey and Gail make a discovery on David’s phone, he is forced to appease their concerns by agreeing to attend grief counselling. Meanwhile, David’s rage threatens to explode when he learns that Clayton plans to plead guilty to manslaughter for a lesser sentence.

10. Finally, the headteacher praises Bethany for speaking out against bullying as he expels Lauren and she and Sarah are hopeful that the nightmare is finally over.

Source:  Metro

Coronation Street fans will see Bethany Platt finally get justice next week when bully Lauren gets expelled.

Viewers have seen Bethany subjected to months of both mental and physical torment from Lauren, with both girls having been recently suspended from school while the matter was investigated.
Once Bethany's family got wind of what was happening, David was seen taking revenge by cutting off Lauren's hair at the salon, much to the approval of Corrie fans waiting to see her get some comeuppance.

Now, the Platts will be able to claim victory when Lauren gets expelled over the bullying - her headmaster praising Bethany for coming forward and speaking out against her tormentor.
Scenes to be broadcast on Friday 30 September see Bethany crying tears of relief to Sarah, who hopes this means that their nightmare might be over at last. But is this really the last we've seen of Lauren?

Source:  Radio Times

Maria Connor could be heading for a dangerous situation in Coronation Street as she is forced to reject an unstable Caz – and asks her to leave. When it soon becomes clear that Caz won’t take this lying down, what does she have in store for the object of her affections?

When Maria is hit with a death in her family, Caz relishes acting as her pillar of support and Maria is left feeling further uneasy by her intense behaviour. Kirk soon picks up on Caz’s crush and warns his sister to confront it, which she reluctantly does by telling Caz she only sees her as a friend.

As Caz reacts badly and bursts into tears, Maria later tells her that it will probably be best for everyone if she moves out of the flat. When Maria then heads for a trip for London, Caz persuades Kirk to let her stay on while she finds somewhere else.

But what is she plotting – and will Maria return to a whole new nightmare?

Source: Metro

Toyah Battersby is returning to Corrie – and this soap gift is not just for Christmas.

Georgia Taylor will return to the role next month and appear in December for a festive storyline .

Toyah was last seen on the cobbles in February 2003.

Speaking in a 2013, interview she insisted she wouldn’t return unless she could stay for a while.

She said: “If you go back, I think you’ve got to commit to it. I wouldn’t go for just a month because to flit back as someone who floats in and out, that almost undoes the work I did there and have done since.

“I’d want to do a good six months with a purpose of going back with a story-driven reason.”

The good news is, Square Eyes can reveal she is back for a minimum of six months and has signed a lengthy deal which could see her back for years.

Georgia said: “I’m thrilled to re-join my old friends and hugely excited to be given the opportunity to explore the character of Toyah 13 years on.

“Coronation Street has always had a place in my heart and I’m delighted to be working again with Jane Danson and bringing the Battersby sisters back together.”

Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby, said: “My beautiful sis is back and I cant wait.”

But viewers will have to wait and see what exactly brings Toyah back to Weatherfield.

Producer Kate Oates said: “I am delighted that Georgia has agreed to return. She is a talented actress who has had great success since leaving the show in 2003.

“Family relationships are the lifeblood of soaps and I am excited to explore the drama that Toyah will bring with her.

“Her arrival this Christmas looks set to put the cat amongst the Coronation Street pigeons.” Can’t wait!

Source:  Mirror

As Billy continues to freeze Todd out after he reported him to the bishop, which could have cost him his place in the church, he tries to make amends.

Todd volunteers to help his ex-boyfriend with a community project in an attempt to repair their relationship.

As they team up, he explains that his new business partner Pat Phelan (Connor McIntyre) isn't as bad as he thought as he tries to explain his recent decision to team up with the conman.

But Todd's attempts to help get his relationship with Billy back on track don't go as smoothly as he hoped.

The pair will end up in A&E together but showrunners at Coronation Street are keeping the reason why a secret suggesting there's a big shock on the way.

Todd makes it clear just how far he will go to impress Billy and considers pulling out his arrangement with Phelan.

However, that also doesn't go to plan as the soap villain is furious he wants nothing to do with his property deal and makes it clear that he will pay if he pulls out of the con.

Phelan warns Todd about what his accomplice is capable of before trying to persuade him to remain business partners by offering to pay for Billy's charity trip.

While Billy is shocked and grateful for Phelan's help and think his ex is behind the gesture, Todd is furious as he realises the conman now has a hold over him.

Will Billy and Todd get back together? And what will Phelan do to Todd if he refuses to cooperate?

Source:  Express

Jack P Shepherd, who plays bad boy David Platt on Coronation Street, is said to have signed a six-figure deal to remain on the soap.

The actor has been on Corrie since April 2000 and has been part of some major storylines over the years. The Sun has reported that he's signed a contract to stay on for another year.

The newspaper says that soap bosses were so eager to keep the fan favourite on the show that he was handed a bumper paycheck, making him the first of the younger actors to break the £200,000 annual salary bracket.

A source said: "Everything is being looked at to steady the ship and try and keep people happy after a rather large number of people decided to leave - but Jack was a priority and that’s why we are being told he has been told he will be a mainstay character and rewarded with this deal.

"He is only is his late 20s and after being in the show for some sixteen considerable years he has been recognised as a real integral part of Corrie - with the dysfunctional Platt family set to be projected as Weatherfield’s number one clan."

David Platt was at the centre of attention recently with a heartbreaking storyline involving the death of his wife Kylie (Paula Lane), who was stabbed by Clayton Hibbs.

David has since been plotting revenge against those responsible for Kylie's demise, with Corrie producer Kate Oates saying that his plans will culminate in a big stunt later this year.

She said: "We are going to have a nice big stunt coming up in the autumn. It's traditional, you know! That will possibly be tied up with the Platts' story.

"A story I'm really excited about and something we'll be playing really big in the autumn is David's story in the wake of Kylie's stabbing. What I'm interested in there is the journey that David will go on."

Source:  RTE

We’re sorry, but it really is that time of the year where we have no choice but to start dropping the c-bomb – but we can lessen the blow of Christmas being just three months away by offering up some Coronation Street teasers.

Some of the characters who will be at the centre of the action in the winter storylines have been revealed – with an explosive showdown ahead for the Nazir clan as Sharif’s affair could be exposed, a return for Toyah Battersby and more drama for Maria Connor as her secret liaison with Aidan continues to bubble and Caz’s obsession brings new torment.

A soap insider teased to OK!:  ‘Sharif’s secret affair is like a ticking time-bomb for the Nazirs and promises to cause an explosion that could rip the family apart. Meanwhile Zeedan and Rana’s relationship will see a rollercoaster of emotions even before the festive season

‘Bethany’s secret crush threatens to spiral out of control. Aidan’s feelings for Maria intensify while Caz is on the verge of making Christmas hell for her.’
So in summary...

So in Summary:

*   Sharif’s affair could be exposed and the results for the Nazirs are destined to be explosive. Can Yasmeen bring herself to forgive her husband after the betrayal and can the usually tight knit clan come back from this?

*   Zeedan and Rana’s relationship will also take centre stage and there are emotional scenes ahead – but is there heartbreak ahead?

*   Could there be a love triangle on the horizon as Aidan realises he might actually have feelings for Maria? And will Eva discover the shocking truth?

*   Toyah will be back to see Leanne but could there be another reason for her return?

*   Caz’s obsession will bring heartache for Maria as her life threatens to spiral out of control. But just what is Caz capable of?

*   Bethany continues to have a crush but could it spell trouble for the potential romance brewing for Gary and Sarah?

*   The drama is high in the run up to Christmas too as David’s shocking revenge explodes in a shocking stunt. Will everyone survive?

*   By the time Christmas comes around, the Barlow household will be full with the returns of Peter, Daniel and Adam – but what drama is ahead for the clan?

Source:  Metro

It’s fair to say that we have all guessed how far David Platt is prepared to go in Coronation Street to avenge the brutal murder of his wife Kylie – and the first person in his sights is Clayton’s mate Macca. But as David looms over him in hospital, is he about to kill him in a shocking twist?

It’s a dramatic week for the revenge hungry local as he learns from Macca’s Facebook page that the Dog and Gun are holding a birthday party for Clayton in his absence. David storms there to confront Macca but is grabbed by a menacing figure and beaten up.

When his family discover his state and Nick learns that David was seeking revenge on Macca, he warns his brother to stay away but it seems that nothing is stopping David as he logs onto the computer with a plan forming.

Coronation Street - Ep 9007 Friday 7th October 2016 - 1st Ep Now a free man, David Platt [JACK P SHEPHERD] sets his sights once more on his revenge plan and heads to the hospital where Macca [GARETH BERLINER] lies fighting for his life.

As posters of Macca circulate the street, the police arrest David on suspicion of perverting the course of justice but things get even more sinister when Macca sustains a head injury and David heads to the hospital.

Coronation Street - Ep 9007 Friday 7th October 2016 - 1st Ep Now a free man, David Platt [JACK P SHEPHERD] sets his sights once more on his revenge plan and heads to the hospital where Macca [GARETH BERLINER] lies fighting for his life. 

With suspicion already on David for causing Macca’s injury, he heads to the hospital and soon has Macca’s life in his hands. His expression darkening, is David about to finish Macca off?

Source:  Metro


The Pakistan-born actor, who plays Sharif Nazir on the show, branded Indians 'b*****ds' and 'p**s-drinking c***s'

Coronation Street star Marc Anwar has been sacked by the soap after an astonishing racist attack on Indian people.

The Pakistan-born actor – TV’s love cheat Sharif Nazir – branded Indians “b*****ds” and “p**s-drinking c**ts”.

Anwar, 45, fired off a series of tweets in which he also referred to Indians as killers and suggested Pakistanis should refuse to work in the country.

The Sunday Mirror alerted ITV chiefs to the vile rants and he was sacked within hours.

ITV said in a statement: “We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar.

"We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to Coronation Street with immediate effect.”

The actor, who has also appeared in a string of films including Captain Phillips and 51st State, posted the comments on Friday.

The remarks came days after 17 soldiers were killed at a – sparking a UN clash between India and Pakistan.

In his rant – in which he inserted asterisks in the most offensive words – he said: “Why the F***k do #pakistaniartists want work in #f*** face #india, do you love money so much.”

He followed that up by tweeting an image of a clenched fist before adding: “Ban #india movies in #PakistanisLeaveIndia. B*****ds p**s drinking #c**ts.

The next targets were Indian Prime Minster Narenda Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, who have repeatedly clashed over Kashmir.

The actor tweeted: “F***ing #indians killing our #Kashmir brothers and sisters, beygairth #NawazSharif still sucking #modi Lul!”

In another he slammed India and called on ­Pakistanis to leave it. Last night the actor rushed to delete two of his most offensive tweets, which caused ­widespread shock. Ironically, in his Twitter label he describes himself as “actor, writer, director and producer” and adds: “It’s not what you say, but what you do.”

Baroness Hussein-Ece, a Liberal Democrat and anti-racism campaigner, led criticism of Anwar’s comments.

The vice chair of the All-Party ­Parliamentary Group on Race and Community said: “I understand the ­frustration but it doesn’t justify the kind of language he’s used and blaming all Indians.

“It is one thing to campaign and another to say these kind of things on Twitter.

“There are atrocious human rights abuses occurring there. People are dying. I’m not for a minute undermining that. But he is a public figure and he’s gone about this in the wrong way.”

Fiyaz Mughal, director of the charity Faith Matters, said: “It’s unacceptable for anyone today to put material online that targets a segment of a population. You can’t just blame a whole group of people for a conflict.

“Marc needs to reflect, and in a way retract what he said, and understand you can’t go online and add fuel to the fire.

“I can empathise with the anger and feel nothing is moving, but the best way to relieve that anger is to work with your political leaders.

“If you’re on Coronation Street, you’re in a powerful position, you have huge influence on social media. If the reverse happened and it was said Pakistanis are bad, he wouldn’t like it. It’s ludicrous and those comments don’t work one way or the other.”

Anwar’s sudden departure will leave Corrie in chaos as writers work out how to write his exit. A show source said: “Sharif’s storyline is at a particularly pivotal moment right now. He’s a few months ahead but it’s still going to be a headache for bosses to write him out now he’s gone for good. That said, the show does not tolerate racism, whatever the context.

“They had to act quickly to avoid any controversy affecting the show and this is a small price to pay. They just feel deeply frustrated that he had to air his feelings so publicly.”

Anwar’s character, gym boss Sharif, has just been exposed as a love rat – having cheated on wife Yasmeen with longtime family friend Sonia. The star, who hails from ­Rochdale, Lancs, joined the Street in 2014 and was popular with viewers.

He has appeared in dozens of TV shows and films, including a controversial Anglo-Hindi film called Pusher. The 2012 movie was banned from some independent cinemas in Mumbai for its “shocking, drug-fuelled violence”.

Religious leaders in India claimed it bordered on “the psychotic”.

He also appeared in Emmerdale in 2002 as Dr Ajit Devgan, Holby City and Doctors.

Anwar was unavailable for comment yesterday.

India and Pakistan have been locked in a conflict over Kashmir for decades.

It has been disputed since Pakistan was created in the partition of India in 1947 and has twice sparked wars between the countries.

Both have nuclear weapons and the Himalayan region remains highly militarised.

The population is 60 per cent Muslim and many would prefer Kashmir to be part of Pakistan rather than India.

High unemployment and crackdowns on protests add to the tensions.

Source:  Mirror

Eileen, played by Sue Cleaver, hasn't had much luck in the love department - and things don't look set to change just yet

We love a good soap wedding, mostly because they always go wrong, and Eileen Grimshaw’s engagement to Street villain Pat Phelan has disaster written all over it.

Unlucky-in-love Eileen, whose list of previous relationships reads like a Shakespearian tragedy, is facing a proposal from her conman fella Pat Phelan, we can exclusively reveal.

Corrie sources have told that Pat, who has roped the gormless Grimshaws into his latest property scam, will go down on one knee to Eileen, played by Sue Cleaver .

But neighbour Anna Windass, played by Debbie Rush, will apparently go all out to scupper Eileen’s big day.

Anna, who has been on the sharp end of Pat’s shenanigans herself, has already tried to persuade lovestruck Eileen he is bad news but to no avail.

A Corrie insider said: “Anna knows Phelan and so she knows he’s not right for her and that marrying him would be a disaster.”

Source:  Mirror