Helen Flanagan is hoping to make a shock return to Coronation Street now she's settled into being a new mum. However, the 25-year-old only wants to make a fleeting return for a 'few episodes' as she'd miss her daughter Matilda too much. Appearing on Loose Women on Wednesday, Helen admitted: 'I would love to go back but just for a few episodes.
"Denise and Louis took a road trip up to Manchester in her Mini last week where he was seen by the show's bosses for a new role. "Louis felt his audition went really well and ever since their trip Denise just hasn't been able to stop chatting about her son joining the soap.
Nick Tisley plots to launch a restaurant war on Coronation Street next week when he announces he's planning to open a new business to rival the Bistro. Having sold the Bistro to Robert Preston when he thought he was going to start a new life away from the cobbles with Carla Connor, Nick's now found himself at a loose end.
Coronation Street's Steve McDonald has walked his way into a world of troubled after announcing in Wednesday night's episode that he wanted to also have girlfriend Michelle's baby. Well now things are even worse for Steve as he's just announed to mum Liz and Michelle that he's happy to also have a child with his other half - but how long will he be able to keep his child with Leanne quiet?
IT'S the phone call that no parent ever wants to receive as Eileen Grimshaw is informed that her son Jason has been involved in an accident in Thailand. Eileen (Sue Cleaver) is left shaken after getting word from one of Jason's friends and decides she needs fly over pronto. After visiting his slippery pal Vinny who has a questionable investment offer, Phelan puts it forward to Eileen as a potential investment for Jason's money.
Says producer Kate Oates of the upcoming drama: "Because of the bullying, Bethany is a teenage girl feeling out of control of her life, which is something that a lot of people can relate to. But Bethany's way of managing that is to take diet pills and over exercise. "This is going to be a slow-burn storyline that we're going to play quite gently over a fair period of time.
The 81-year-old actor - who is known for playing Alec Gilroy in the long-running soap on and off between 1972 and 1998 - believes ITV's decision to add an extra episode a week will put the cast under so much strain that they'll probably fall ill. "I don't wish them ill but I fear it will all end in tears - the quality is bound to suffer. The actors will not be able to cope, so they will inevitably have to get in more actors to play more characters. With such a huge cast it is very difficult to pull that off. Of course it can be done, but just how well is another matter. It is a mistake, it's pure overkill."
SEAN WARD hopes to leave audiences absolutely terrified on his first visit to Scotland. The 28-year-old actor has already caused chaos on the cobbles of Coronation Street as evil drug dealer Callum Logan, who was killed off in the landmark live episode for ITV's 60th birthday celebrations last year. "Darktales was so successful at the Fringe that it went straight to London's West End afterwards, which is the challenge we've now set ourselves for this version.
who is portrayed by Jane Danson - has no choice but to walk away from the cobbles to start a new life with her unborn baby after the cab driver (Simon Gregson) tells her he doesn't want his wife Michelle (Kym Marsh) finding out about their recent boozy bunk up.
Continuum Attractions is taking Coronation Street's sets on tour, starting at the SECC in Glasgow from August 27. The tour follows the success of Coronation Street The Tour in Manchester, which welcomed more than 850,000 visitors to the soap's original Quay Street sets during its 18-month run. Continuum chief executive Juliana Delaney said: "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to take Corrie on tour to allow more fans to get closer to their favourite television show."
When Sean makes bitchy remarks at Todd over the breakfast table, Phelan orders him to stop wallowing in self pity, pointing out Eileen's got enough on her plate. Phelan goads Sean and makes out Billy spent the night with Todd at No.11 but did a runner before breakfast to avoid him.
Todd Grimshaw looks set to have a busy week on Coronation Street thanks to the drama at Kylie's funeral. First, his relationship with Billy is exposed by Sean, then he finally learns the truth about Callum's killing, and finally there's added pressure from Phelan who is once again scheming to steal the Grimshaws' money.