Friday, 26 June 2015

Corrie's Hope to be diagnosed with cancer - says The Mirror

As with all Coronation Street spoilers in the tabloids, we do not know if there is any truth to this story. A tabloid today has Mr Curry Sauce giving quotes, and not an offocial Corrie spokesperson. With that caveat in mind, here's what the Mirror are reporting today.

Fiz's daughter Hope will be diagnosed with cancer. The Mirror says that Corrie bosses have consulted the charity Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance, doctors and parents of children who have the cancer.

The Mirror says that Hope is five years old, but she was born in December 2010 which makes her only four.

Neuroblastoma, which often develops in the adrenal glands can spread to areas including bones, liver and skin. It makes up 8% of children’s cancers. Fewer than 100 children in the UK are diagnosed each year with most aged five or younger.

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21 comments:

Emma Hynes said...

Gosh, I hope this isn't true. Relentless grimness makes for tiring viewing. It's why I've tried and failed to watch Eastenders on a continuous basis.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on corrie! Don't go down the EE doom and gloom road! Give your loyal watchers some feel good stories or some Tracy comeuppance storylines. We do not want to see cancer storylines involving children at all! You need to sack your scriptwriters and get people with imagination!

Anonymous said...

How low can Corrie go? Kill off Tracy Barlow if they want higher ratings..another cancer storyline? Really?

Anonymous said...

A depressing story and featuring one of the show's weakest actresses. Fiz is whiney enough when things are going well.

Cobblestone said...

I can summon no enthusiasm for this. I don't see the point: since Hope is too young to turn in a stellar performance like Hailey's, this will centre on Fizz and Tyrone, and haven't we just watched them worrying and grieving over Haliey? I'm sure Neuroblastoma groups will welcome the awareness of the condition that will follow in the wake of such a storyline, but I seriously have to question if it's something any viewers will want to be watching. Does SB ever ask himself that question? 'What do our viewers WANT to be watching?'

Tvor said...

While I"m sure the story would be handled well, I think I agree here with the other posters. It was hard enough to see Hayley die of cancer. They likely wouldn't have Hope die but it would be a very difficult storyline to watch and really too grim for Corrie.

Anonymous said...

If this is true then SB is determined to grind Corrie St into the dust - dreadful storyline and I will definitely not be watching - isn't TV supposed to be escapism?? - there are enough doom & gloom stories in real life - we watch TV to forget all the sad tales - I think Corrie staff really need to rethink SB and most of the writers - time to set this ship in a different direction or at least the way it used to be

Anonymous said...

Stuart did this sort of story with Emmerdale. Sarah having a genetic disease and then the saviour sibling story. Does he like little girls to have life threatening illnesses? Not sure another cancer story, especially a childrens one, is what corrie needs right now. Plus I did not miss Fiz one bit whilst she was away and if true this would sadly mean more screen time from her.

Rosie said...

No, please not this. I defiantly won't be weatching.

Humpty Dumpty said...

If they want to do a storyline about a child's on-going medical condition, there are many of these that parents have to cope with every day. It would have to be physical otherwise the writers would forget about it eg David and his epilepsy. But this story, as Cobblestone says, is about Fiz and Tyrone not the baby. Fiz will have to become likeable between now and then in order for viewers to care.

Anonymous said...

Who will get to say the line, when Hope succumbs to her cancer, "Hope is dead, we are now hopeless."

Anonymous said...

At least it's not a рlatt story!!

Flaming Nora said...

I agree with Tvor, the story will be handled well. It'll focus on Tyrone and Fiz and bring awareness to the cancer charity too. Soap is drama, it can't all be humour and light, sadly.

Anonymous said...

The story might be handled well in the writing but Jennie McAlpine is a terrible actress. I can't think of anyone less capable in the current cast.

Anonymous said...

I agree with posters who are not looking forward to this story. Sadly I haven't missed Jenny MacAlpine since she has been gone. I was turned right off her character the way she constantly nagged and pestered Roy. I don't think Jenny or Alan are good enough actors to handle such a heavy storyline. I may take a break from viewing over 40 years when this story airs.

Anonymous said...

I watch coronation street for entertainment and an escape from reality. I love the humir and drama. I dont want be reminded of cancer, especially childhood cancer as I enjoy my favorite television program. Some serious issues just dont need to be tackled. Just too serious

And most importantly Fiz will be excruciating to watch....yuck

maggie muggins said...

On the surface it sounds awful, if it's true. I think Corrie handles darker stories way better than EE, which I find dire and grimy even when it's upbeat. It's a fact that more young kids are getting cancer than ever before. I often wonder why. At the same time, hundreds of new chemicals are regularly released into the world via all the goods we use in our homes and neighbourhoods. "They" say they're safe. Most are, but not all are required to be regulated, esp. here in North America. Like those air deodorizers.

I doubt it will happen, but I'd love to see the writers at least give a mention to healthier living if this story comes up, or even woven into other stories.

Just for the growing number of kids with cancer, I think this would be a good story to raise awareness.

And now that I'm already having eyeballs rolled at me - I like Fiz! I've waited for her to get her mojo back since she was a teen, when I first enjoyed her fiestiness and crazy clothing designs. I still think it could happen. Hear me, writers?

Anonymous said...

Has there ever been a male character, other than Jack Duckworth, with cancer?

Anonymous said...

It was bad enough seeing Hayley bully Roy during the last months of her life so I'm not looking forward to Fiz doing the same to Tyrone and little Ruby being neglected in the process.I wonder if Chesney will have to contact Katie because Hope needs a bone marrow transplant and Joseph is the only compatible donor?
At the risk of sounding cynical,if little Hope does die,I wonder how soon before she'll be forgotten by her mother just as Jake Websteris forgotten by his father and Billy Grimshaw is forgotten by his mother.

Anonymous said...

So what would the point of this story line be? To have Fiz observe the suffering of her child so that she can learn to appreciate why Hayley chose to end her life? Sounds too morbid for soap.

George Dunning said...

I can see the scene now.


KEVIN: You've been working too hard, Tyrone, so why don't you go home? Your wife needs you at a time like this!

TYRONE: Shut up, Kev, its not like you've ever had a baby die! Or a family member get cancer!

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