There's a Coronation Street spoiler in today's Daily Star that says a racism storyline will feature when fireman Paul is accused of being a racist by cabbie Lloyd Mullaney.
The paper asys that in scenes to be screened this summer, Paul is talking to Steve McDonald and uses the phrase “playing the white man”.
Lloyd’s daughter Jenna hears Paul’s comment and tells her dad, sparking a row between the two men.
It will cause a bitter divide as some residents side with Paul and believe it wasn’t meant as a racist slur and others side with Lloyd. Paul tries to play matters down but is forced to defend himself. Instead of apologising he digs his heels in and makes matters even worse.
Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn told the Daily Star: “There’s a point when Paul, in a moment of stupidity and stress, makes one wrong remark. It’s a remark he dismisses as nothing but what it takes us into is something of pride, loyalty and principle. It’s a story that’s going to ripple through Weatherfield and jeopardise Eileen’s relationship not just with Paul but with Steve and Lloyd as well."
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