Gary is fuming when Phelan continues to goad him. Phelan is smug and thanks Gary for beating him up - it's given him the best profit of his life. But when Phelan tells him and Owen to take the newly fitted mill windows out again, will Gary be able to contain his anger?
Tina tells Steph that her 'friend' who is having an affair told the guy that she loves him but he didn't return the compliment. Steph tells her she knows she's talking about herself. Meanwhile, Carla admits to Michelle she's worried she might be pregnant.
Sophie tells Maddie she's coming home with her and she can't be on her own with a broken wrist. Sophie begs Sally to let Maddie stay with them for a few nights.
Knowing Dev is unimpressed by his apparent lack of progress, Jason reluctantly calls Tony and asks for his help.
Monday 10 March 2014
Overcome with anger, Gary eyeballs Phelan with pure hatred but Owen points out if he loses his temper he'll be looking at prison. They feel a small sense of achievement when Owen tells Gary the bill he gave Phelan was a fake and the pints they're drinking are with Phelan's money. But that small bit of joy may be ruined when Phelan arrives telling them he's bringing the deadline forward.
A worried Peter watches Tina and Steph across the bar as Steph talks to Tina about her affair. Peter later corners Tina and demands to know what she's told Steph. Tina lies that she hasn't told Steph anything. Peter's relieved and tells Tina he loves her too. Tina's over the moon.
Maddie's attempting to settle in at No.4 but Sally remains mistrustful of Maddie and takes her handbag upstairs with her.
Eva pressures Jason into thanking Tony for his help on the gym conversion. Roy arrives home with a large parcel but when Fiz enquires what it is, he ignores her and heads up to the flat.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Having clocked Steph going to work, Peter slips round to Tina's and they head straight for the bedroom. Tina suggests that since they love each other they should tell Carla the truth but Peter's horrified and angered when Tina admits she told Steph about their affair. Meanwhile, Carla is shocked to find out her step-dad George has died and can't face doing a pregnancy test.
Worried about his mum, Steve warns Tony not to mess her around but is irked when Tony dismisses him.
Phelan continues to wind up Gary and Owen, forcing Gary to dig a grave for a dead pigeon and making Owen wash his car.
Maddie makes a show of waving at Sally outside the factory, Steve warns Lloyd not to rush things with Andrea as he may get hurt. Roy dismisses Fiz's suggestion of various fund-raising ideas in memory of Hayley.
Friday 14 March 2014
Peter's worried about Carla but she tells him she's just upset about her step dad and he's further worried when Tina puts pressure on him to tell Carla about their affair. Carla tells Michelle she doesn't want children and clings to her as she awaits the results of her pregnancy test.
Steve rudely pretends not to have heard when Tony and Liz invite him to Tony's birthday drinks.
Sophie questions Maddie about a bottle of vodka which has been stolen from the corner shop. Maddie denies all knowledge but Sophie finds the bottle in Maddie's bag.
Eileen's annoyed to see Lloyd and Andrea fawn over each other in the cab office. Fiz is intrigued to hear from Sean that Todd's got a secret boyfriend and she's bemused to see a strange cabinet in the cafe that Roy brought down from the flat.
Friday 14 March 2014
Tina tells Peter she'll come with him to the flat to tell Carla the truth but Peter doesn't intend to tell Carla and says he need to do this on his own. Carla's devastated to find she's pregnant and when Peter finds her upset she lies and tells him she's grieving for her stepdad. Tina waits nervously in the Rovers but is gutted when Carla walks in and smiles at her and realises Peter has let her down
Todd makes quiet digs at Marcus when Maria shows him some house details. Fiz picks up on the tension and is later left intrigued when Marcus collars Todd in the ginnel and tells him to stay away.
Andrea tells Steve to grow up. It's clear he's jealous of her relationship with Lloyd. Tony later takes a scared Steve to one side and asks him if he's got a problem with his seeing Liz. Steve assures him he's fine about it.
Maddie kisses Sophie and suggests they go to bed but Sophie refuses. Fiz tells Roy that Hayley's ashes are ready for collection and offers to accompany him to the crematorium.
Antony Cotton has revealed that his character Sean Tully may be getting a new love interest.
The actor hinted that romance is on the way for Sean as he made an appearance on ITV's Lorraine today (March 12).
When show host Lorraine Kelly suggested that Sean needs to find a new man, Cotton replied: "Well, funny you should say that. In our world, things change at the drop of a sixpence. You think one thing's going to happen, the writers think of something else and it goes in a different direction.
"But there is a chance that something may be happening along those lines in the future. It will be somebody completely… actually, I can't say any more otherwise I'll just talk!"
He continued: "It might change, it might not happen in the way we might think it happens at the moment. But I'm very excited, and this July marks the beginning of my tenth year in Corrie."
Source: Digital Spy
Michelle Keegan has revealed that her Corrie character Tina McIntyre will be killed off in the new year.
Asked on tonight's Jonathan Ross Show (10.30pm, ITV) about whether the door was being left open once she quits the ITV soap, Keegan revealed: “She’s getting killed. At first she wasn’t and then they came up with a really good storyline that involves a lot of characters on the street and it’s going to be a big storyline next year. So, in a way, it’s an honour and I’m very excited for it.”
The 26-year-old announced back in April that she would be leaving Coronation Street in spring 2014, with the show's producer Stuart Blackburn also saying that plans were already being made "for what will be a powerful and gripping story".
When asked by Ross whether her exit was "going to be something bad like a murder", Keegan replied, "Yes, I think the viewers might know". But when quizzed about the possible perpetrator, the actress remained tight-lipped: "I'm not giving anything away," she said.
The character of Tina McIntyre has been at the centre of many high-profile plotlines since her debut in January 2008, the most recent being her decision to be a surroagte for Gary Windass and Izzy Armstrong's baby. One of this winter's key stories will see Tina embark on an illicit affair with Peter Barlow as he prepares to marry factory boss Carla Connor.
Back in October, reports emerged that Tina would be killed off as part of a major whodunnit, but a spokesperson for the show said at the time that "many ideas" were under discussion. Keegan's revelation on the ITV chat show is the first confirmation that Tina will now face a terminal exit.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com earlier in the year, the actress admitted that she would like to try her hand at period drama post-Corrie, confessing that she craves a role in ITV hit Downton Abbey:
"Oh my God, I’d be there! That’s my favourite. I love Downton Abbey. Big fan. I’ve always wanted to do a period drama. I’ve always been obsessed with history and it was always one of the subjects that I loved in school. When I was younger, I used to go camping so I could visit castles because I was amazed at how people used to live.
"So yes, I do love period dramas: The Tudors, that kind of thing. I’m also enjoying Mr Selfridge with Kate Kelly. I’d also like do something really gritty, like the kind of dramas Suranne Jones does. So, who knows? Maybe one day."
Source Radio Times
Coronation Street’s Chris Gascoyne quits: Peter Barlow to leave the cobbles with a bang
Peter Barlow to bow out in major Corrie plot. Peter Barlow is leaving Weatherfield next year
Coronation Street are losing another cast regular as Chris Gascoyne, who plays ex-bookie Peter Barlow on the cobbles, is leaving the soap next year.
And although Corrie bosses are planning one of the ‘biggest storylines of the next 12 months’ for his exit, they won’t be killing him off.
Gascoyne’s exit next October will come after Barlow’s steamy affair with Rovers Return barmaid Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan), who is also leaving the ITV soap next year.
Chris was apparently ‘knackered’ by the long working hours the soap requires and is looking forward to spending more time at home.
A Coronation Street spokesman confirmed his exit last night, saying: ‘Chris has signed a new one year contract, which takes him to autumn 2014, and he is involved in some of the biggest storylines of the next 12 months. It is too early to comment beyond that.’
A source added to The Sun: ‘Chris has had a great run on Corrie but is knackered from the demands the long hours have put on him and his family.
Gascoyne plays a recovering alcoholic in the soap ‘He wants some time away from the show to spend with his family and to try other roles. He has talked about taking at least two years away from the show.
‘His departure will be a big blow as Peter Barlow is a major character and one of the show’s few alpha males.’
Gascoyne joined Corrie in 2000 as the son of Ken Barlow and stepson of Deirdre Barlow. He left three years later, returned briefly in 2007 and then came back full-time in October 2008.
His exit follows the news that Keegan, Sue Johnston, Chris Fountain and Michelle Collins are also leaving the soap.
Coronation Street bosses have reportedly cast a "hunky" new character.
Actor Dean Fagan will play Steph Britton's brother Luke, who starts working as a mechanic in Kevin Webster's garage.
Luke is billed by the Daily Star Sunday as a replacement for Tommy Duckworth, after actor Chris Fountain was abruptly axed from the ITV soap for posting inappropriate videos online.
Steph - Katy Armstrong's friend who was recently promoted to regular character status - apparently secures the job for her brother after hearing about the position.
Viewers saw Steph, played by Tisha Merry, get herself a job at the Bistro in a recent episode after impressing Gloria (Sue Johnston) and Gail (Helen Worth).
She is said to be very protective of her brother, who will arrive on the cobbles early next year.
Source: Digital Spy
Some of the cast on saying goodbye to Hayley
The soap's producer Stuart Blackburn promises a "gentle, moving and truthful" departure storyline for Michelle Collins's character
Coronation Street boss Stuart Blackburn has been talking about the upcoming exit of former Rovers Return landlady Stella Price (Michelle Collins), which is set to be broadcast at the end of April.
Speaking today to RadioTimes.com, the show’s producer said: “It’s all tied up in a big story involving Leanne. But it’s a quiet exit for Stella because we’ve got so many massive ones coming up. She’s trying to do the right thing by her daughter and she realises that perhaps her absence might help Leanne.
“Stella is also looking at her mum Gloria’s lust for life and thinking to herself, ‘I’m not dead yet. I’m only 50. There’s a whole world out there'. Hopefully, her departure will be gentle, moving, truthful and one which leaves the door open.”
Michelle Collins – who previously played Cindy Beale in rival soap EastEnders - announced her decision to quit Coronation Street back in August 2013. At the time, the actress said:
"Stella Price has been a revelation to play. So much has happened to the character since we discovered she was Leanne’s real mum. From catching Karl with barmaid Sunita to her near death experience in the Rovers fire, I’ve loved playing Stella and will be very sorry to leave her behind.
“Creatively I need to play other roles and I've ambitions as an actress that I'd like to fulfil. I'm also looking forward to spending more time with my daughter Maia."
Source: Radio Times
Coronation Street couple Tracy Barlow and Rob Donovan may meet their match when show returnee Tony Stewart gets involved with their business.
Tony, who is now played by Terence Maynard, recently arrived back in Weatherfield hoping to build bridges with his estranged son Jason (Ryan Thomas).
Upcoming episodes will see Tony brought into Tracy and Rob's ongoing storylines as they try to take their Barlows' Buys store to the next level.
Show producer Stuart Blackburn explained: "There's a desire to make the shop work. It's taken its time as new businesses do and they get a little bit impatient. We've got Jason's dad Tony entering the scene, who is in Weatherfield for genuine reasons. He wants to renew his relationship with his son and somehow turn back the clock, but he's a man with an edge.
"He's the sort of guy where if you really need something, he can find you it. He's going to get involved with Rob and Tracy and they may have bitten off more than they can chew with him."
Viewers will also start to see just how much Tracy and Rob mean to each other as their plots progress.
Blackburn said: "There's good stuff coming up. They do love each other. We're pursuing that properly. Amidst all the madness that is their life, Rob does love Tracy. It's taken him by surprise. Rob loves Tracy and she loves him. They're going to be massively embroiled in the Peter/Carla/Tina story."
Coronation Street is planning a big year for the Barlows in general as members of the family are likely to be prime suspects for Tina's death later this year. Chris Gascoyne's intention to take a break from the role of Peter at the end of his current contract has also now been officially confirmed.
On Peter and Tina's affair story, Blackburn said: "I absolutely adore it. Some people are going, 'Oh, Peter's age!' but I just think it works on screen. We all know Michelle Keegan is leaving in the middle of the year. People say affairs are bad - well, Peter and Tina are going to regret this one for sure. The consequences of it will take us right through until Christmas."
Source: Digital Spy
Producers have signed newcomer Hayley Tamaddon for an extra six months and have offered Alison King another year as Carla Connor in bid to keep best stars
There's no doubt that Michelle Keegan's Corrie departure has come as a blow - with some viewers even threatening to boycott the top soap.
But bosses are determined to fill the void and have now offered newcomer Hayley Tamaddon another six months on the show, according to a newspaper report.
It has been reported that the Dancing on Ice star has impressed them so much since she arrived as Steve McDonald's new pal, Andrea Beckett, that she could even become a permanent fixture in the Rovers Return.
According to The Sun the soap desperate to hold on to its young female stars they've also signed Carla Connor actress Alison King for another year.
Meanwhile eye candy Eva Price star Catherine Tyldesley is also set to put pen to paper for another 12 months in April.
Michelle took a taxi out of the street last week, but is set to return in May only to be murdered off, reports say.
'Coronation Street' writers are secretly working on a Canadian version of the long-running ITV soap.
'Coronation Street' is set for a Canadian remake.
Writers on the long-running ITV soap are secretly writing a version of the show exclusively for Canada, which could be on screens in a matter of months.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "This is a secret project a group of our top writers have been working on for more than a year. They have already created the core cast of characters and have already written the early episodes."
The Canadian 'Corrie' could be set in the famous city of Toronto.
The British soap is screened in over 60 countries around the world, including Canada, where it airs nightly on CBC.
Germany was the first foreign nation to remake the show for its own audience as 'Lindenstrasse' ('Lime Street') launched in the country in 1985.
ITV Studios, which produces 'Corrie', is behind the Canadian version and they are also hoping to launch a version of the show in Australia, which is known for its popular soaps such as 'Neighbours' and 'Home and Away'.
The soap source added: "There's no reason why there couldn't be different takes on 'Coronation Street' around the world. Think of the incredible depth of storylines and characters that could be drawn on."
Source: The List - originally The Sun
Oh dear, I do hope the picture was The Sun's idea and not the writers who are penning this project! I have great misgivings about this. If they use Corrie writers, what are they going to know about Canadians? If they use Canadians, it will end up like Riverdale. Has it been commissioned by the CBC to give them more Canadian content, so they can stop buying the British version of Corrie?
Maria furious after finding Marcus in clinch with Todd Grimshaw
Confused Marcus leaves Maria livid when she walks in on him and Todd Grimshaw in a shirtless embrace.
The hairdressing hotty storms from the house absolutely furious by her boyfriend's actions.
Marcus, who was introduced to the Corrie cobbles as Sean's love interest, was swayed straight by Maria after weeks and weeks of flirting.
But it would appear that Marcus is having second thoughts about his sexuality as he is about to get tangled up in a love triangle between Maria and Eileen's prodigal son Todd.
Horrified by what she has seen, Maria storms from the house in tears straight into the arms of Audrey.
Looking guilty, Marcus sprinted after he scorned woman in a bid to explain.
Shirtless and desperate, the medic sprinted across the street in vain as his lover speed of in her car.
We are not quite sure just how much grovelling it is going to take to get Maria to forgive him, so we can't wait to see how he tries to wriggle out of this tricky situation!
Source: Daily Star
Les Dennis 'thrilled' to join Coronation Street
Actor and comedian Les will start filming on Monday, January 27, and will appear on screen in late March.
Les, currently touring in the Peter James play, A Perfect Murder, will play Michael Rogers, a petty criminal.
Exact storyline details are being kept under wraps, but Michael will find himself caught up in the lives of a family on the street after breaking into their house.
CORONATION Street star Micheal Le Vell will make his return to the soap in March.
The 49-year-old actor - who plays Kevin Webster - has been away from the show for almost a year.
Sally Webster's divorced other-half - is set to shake-up life on the cobbles with a dramatic comeback.
According to the Daily Star, Kevin is attacked by theives who steal his bags.
He then tells co-star Rita Tanner (played by Barbara Knox) who updates him on life in Weatherfield.
The 80-year-old talks about the mini-crimewave that has hit the street, saying: “A builder’s van got broken into, then there were two burglaries on the next street and one at your Sally’s, which I’m sure she’s told you about." Adding: “From what I hear Tim’s hurt but he scared them off.”
And Kevin - who will be involved in a love triangle with his ex-wife and her new man Tim Metcalfe, coldly replies: “I suppose I’ve got something to thank him for, then.”
It's good to have you back, Kev.
Source: OK Magazine
As this news came about before the more recent news about Michael above, we are left wondering if the scenes he has already filmed will be aired, as they must be due to hit our screens very shortly.
Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon admits that her character Andrea is on the hunt for Mr. Right.
She has to decide if it is Lloyd or Steve McDonald, who is currently dating Michelle.
Hayley told 'What's On TV': "She does fancy Steve. She thinks he could be her Mr. Right. In her head she does see them as being more than just friends at some point."
Tamaddon does not think the fact that Steve is not single will influence Andrea. She said: "Yeah, but it's not as if she's become friends with Michelle, who's been very unpleasant to her from the off. I think Andrea's had her heart broken in the past and, having raised her 20 year old daughter on her own, she's ready for some 'me' time. She's out to bag her Mr. Right.
Andrea starts to date Lloyd, but Hayley admits she may be trying to use him to get to Steve. Asked if Steve fancies Andrea, the actress said: "She knows there's definitely a connection between them - they make each other laugh and are very comfortable in each other's company."
When Andrea starts to go out with Lloyd, Steven finds himself becoming jealous. Asked how she will cope with an angry Michelle if she makes a move on Steve, Hayley said: "I think Andrea will be able to hold her own, and personally I'm hoping for some real stand-offs between Andrea and Michelle. We've already had eye-rolling, sarcasm and a few insults exchanged, but I can't wait for it to get dirty!"
Source: STV Entertainment
Les Dennis is to make his debut in 'Coronation Street' as a love interest to Gail McIntyre, played by Helen Worth. The pair fall in love after he burgles her house.
The 60-year-old comedian is set to arrive in Weatherfield next month as troublemaker Michael Rogers, who will romance the unlucky-in-love character played by Helen Worth after burgling her house.
Dennis will return to the ITV soap in June when his character comes face-to- face with Gail as part of a government-backed restorative scheme, in which criminals are allowed to meet their victims or make amends through remedial work.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Producers are getting stuck into the restorative justice storyline - this is going to be the next big issue the show tackles.
"They are keen to pursue the angle of criminals meeting their victims in a scheme which was set up by the Government."
This isn't the first time that Gail has fallen for the wrong man, as her dating history has seen her falling for a number of criminals over the years.
The waitress was pursued by con artist Lewis Archer, played by Nigel Havers, and also married serial killer Richard Hillman, played by Brian Capron.
Source: The List
Gail is a waitress? When did that happen?
Tina McIntyre and Peter Barlow’s illicit affair is set to be short-lived as David and Kylie Platt rumble them.
The two kicked off a steamy union before Christmas, even snogging on the day of his wedding to Carla Connor.
But with Michelle Keegan, who plays Tina, leaving the soap in an explosive murder plot in May, things are starting to get tricky for the Rovers barmaid.
Nobody knows about their raunchy romps apart from Tina’s boss Liz McDonald. But when the pair head off on a romantic weekend break, Tina’s ex David and his wife Kylie end up checking into the same hotel.
But whether David (Jack P. Shepherd) and Kylie (Paula Lane) decide to tell Carla what they witnessed is not yet known.
Tina, who bows out of the soap in May, will have to film her grisly murder scenes four times as Coronation Street bosses attempt to keep the real identity of her murderer a secret.
‘Bosses are keen for Tina’s murder to be the soap’s next big dramatic storyline following the suicide of Hayley Cropper,’ a source told The Sun. ‘But they are insistent that who kills her must remain a secret and so they’ve hatched a plan to film Tina being murdered four times by four different characters. Michelle will have to go through Tina’s death on four occasions, which will be emotional for her.’
The four suspects haven’t yet been decided by soap bosses but her secret lover Peter is likely to be top of the list. Or it could be Rob Donovan – Carla’s brother – who Tina snogged behind his girlfriend Tracey Barlow’s back. And then there’s Tracey and Carla who have plenty of reason to hate Tina as well.
'Coronation Street's' Carla Barlow will consider having a secret abortion.
The boss of the soap's Underworld factory, played by Alison King, is stunned to find herself expecting her first child with new husband Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne), but when her best friend Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) suspects she's plotting a secret termination, she pleads with her pal to come clean.
Michelle will scold Carla, saying: ''You can't keep something like this a secret from your husband. You wouldn't have an abortion without telling him would you?''
However, as the pregnancy wasn't planned and Carla feels like she wouldn't make a very good mother, she hits back at Michelle.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, Carla argues: ''What he [Peter] doesn't know won't hurt him. I'd be a lousy mother, like my mother before me. What if I don't like it? I can't just sack my own baby.''
The Weatherfield businesswoman, played by 40-year-old Alison, also has a frosty relationship with Peter's son Simon (Alex Bain) from a previous marriage and thinks another child would take even more of her husband's attention away from her.
She continues: ''Peter puts Simon before everything, even me. A baby changes everything, he'll trade me in for a younger model.''
Unknown to Carla, Peter has already been playing away from home with a younger woman in the shape of Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan), who is set to be killed off later this year.
Pregnancy shock for Tina McIntyre and Peter Barlow
Alcoholic Peter Barlow hits the bottle again after his lover Tina McIntyre reveals she's pregnant with his baby.
The news comes as a massive bombshell for the Weatherfield love rat.
Because it means that Peter's new wife Carla and his mistress are expecting his babies at the same time.
We previously revealed that Carla Barlow (Alison King, 40) will soon discover she is pregnant with their first child.
But in explosive scenes to be screened next month, Tina (Michelle Keegan, 25) breaks the news to Peter during a row that she is also expecting.
She tells him: "You can be hardfaced sometimes, unless it's something you want, and then it's all charm and smiles.
"I think I'm pregnant. I haven't done the test yet but I'm late and I recognise the signs."
Peter (Chris Gascoyne, 46) leaves her devastated when he walks out on her, admitting: "Sorry, I can't take it in. I have to go."
The shocking turn of events will send Peter into a complete meltdown and he'll start drinking again in a bid to cope with his lies and betrayal.
And Carla will turn for comfort to Peter's former wife Leanne Tilsley (Jane Danson, 35).
In an emotional heart-to-heart, Carla admits: "He's drunk. I don't know what to do. It's been going on for two weeks. It's never going to end, is it?"
But Leanne says: "You can't blame yourself. It's what he does. It's not going to get any easier. Not today or tomorrow."
Source: Daily Star
CORONATION STREET: A MOVING STORY
The world's longest running show is swapping its historic home of Granada Studios in Manchester to a purpose built set at Media City in neighbouring Trafford
Don’t worry, you won’t need hankies, this isn’t that kind of ‘moving’.
This special, filmed over two years, follows the soap as it swaps Granada Studios, its home of 53 years, for a new home in Trafford.
The cameras follow Corrie stars Sally Dynevor, Jennie McAlpine and Jane Danson as they pack up their dressing rooms and film their final scenes on set at the old location.
There are sad goodbyes from Barbara Knox – who has played Rita for 50 years – as she takes one final tour of the studios, and from former Corrie star Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch), who bids farewell to the Rovers Return, her TV home for 25 years.
“The Rovers always has been and always will be the beating heart of the Street,” says Julie, 71.
Coronation Street: A Moving Story, Thursday, ITV, 9pm
Poor Tyrone’s world is turned upside down when he finds out the violent mum of his child is free. And to make matters worse, the Weatherfield mechanic starts getting sinister text messages from her.
Tyrone, played by Alan Halsall, 31, is so scared he decides to turn his house into Fort Knox.
Fans will see him beg local builder Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies, 55) to boost security.
He tells him: “I need some work doing urgently – new locks, bolts on the front and back door and a good burglar alarm.
“I’ve had a call – Kirsty’s been released.
“No conditions, no warnings, she can just turn up at any time, which is why I need this doing urgently.”
Tyrone’s fears are realised when he’s bombarded with text messages signed off with the letter K. He is convinced they are coming from Kirsty (Natalie Gumede, 29).
He tells Fiz: “She’s texting again. She said: ‘Thinking of you.’”
Fiz instantly hits back: “Right, well we need to phone the police. What happens if these texts turn into ‘I want my daughter, I’m coming to get you’?”
But Tyrone shows he is still scared of Kirsty when he replies: “We can’t, what if she finds out? She’ll be furious. She was a cop, she’s probably still got contacts.”
Fans will see Fiz (Jennie McAlpine, 30) get so angry she calls the mobile number and screams: “Listen here you twisted cow, I don’t know what mind games you think you’re playing but this has got to stop.”
But a show insider teased: “It’s true Kirsty has been released.
“But is she the one sending the texts, or is it someone else who’s a little closer to home?
Source: Daily Star
Michael Le Vell drives out of Coronation Street in flash new Mercedes after 'mutual agreement' to take break from show
Actor left his Manchester home for showdown talks in a red VW.
'Although it was a tough meeting, Michael had something to smile about now he is driving around in a new car'
Michael Le Vell drove out of Coronation Street for the foreseeable future in a flash new car earlier today.
The actor, 49, attended a meeting with soap bosses after he admitted taking cocaine in the Sunday Mirror and will now seek “professional help” in a break from the show.
He left his Manchester home in a red VW for the showdown talks but returned home in a flash new Mercedes.
A spokesman at the show said they understood the new car was his and a show source added: “Although it was a tough meeting, Michael had something to smile about now he is driving around in a new car. He is hoping this break from the soap will lead to a fresh start.
“Michael has had a tough time and wants his life back on track.
“A lot of the actors here lease nice cars so I think Michael may have done the same.”
Le Vell left his Manchester home in a red VW for the showdown talks but returned home in a flash new Mercedes.
Le Vell plays car mechanic Kevin Webster on the soap.
In a statement, ITV said he would now be off the show and bosses will have to write around his sudden exit.
A spokesman said: “Coronation Street and Michael Le Vell have mutually agreed that he will take a break from the programme while he seeks professional help for personal issues.”
IF THEY COULD BOTTLE PETER BARLOW'S LIBIDO THEY MIGHT PUT VIAGRA OUT OF BUSINESS
If they could bottle whatever it is that fires up Peter Barlow’s libido they might put Viagra out of business, for the man is insatiable.
And if sleeping with two women at the same time and pole-vaulting from the bed of wife Carla to secret lover Tina’s was an Olympic sport, he’d be a gold medal winner and undisputed world champion.
On Monday morning, for example, he leaves a cross-eyed Tina staring into a bowl of Special K after a night of passion and collects Carla from the airport following her business trip to Paris.
After hopping under the duvet for a welcome home, Carla can’t resist boasting about his sexual prowess at lunch with mate Michelle and a reluctant Tina.
“We did all our catching up this morning,” Carla gloats. “So I reckon that’s why I’m hungry.”
So too is Peter. For he gives Tina a repeat performance that afternoon, followed by an encore for Carla that night, using the same corny chat-up line on both.
“Now let’s get you out of those wet clothes,” he smirks.
Come Wednesday, Tina is beginning to regret her role as “the other woman”, especially as she has to let Steph move into her flat, assisted by her arrogant brother Luke, to help pay the rent.
Then a planned night in a swanky hotel is abandoned when Carla finds out about the booking and goes with him instead.
“I’m always going to be second best, aren’t I?” jealous Tina says.
But the final insult comes when they meet on Friday. “I’ve got a couple of hours,” he tells her. “So there’s a B&B round the corner…”