In this week's TV Times there's some Coronation Street spoilers worth blogging about.
The first story isn't a spoiler as such but it gives a little more information about Deirdre's farewell and funeral. Deirdre's 60th birthday is coming up and everyone is excited for her homecoming. Ken buys her a new oven for her birthday, only to be given the very sad news that she has died. Stuart Blackburn, Coronation Street producer says: "Though tragic for Deirdre's family and friends, her funeral will be full of warmth, love and laughter."
Deirdre's funeral should see Ken and Tracy unite but TV Times say the pair will be at loggerheads after he discovers that Deirdre didn't come home sooner because she was ashamed of how Tracy has turned out. "Tracy must confront what she's become," says Mr Blackburn.
Elsewhere this summer, Carla Connor will develop a gambling habit. She starts online gambling but her problem escalates when she hits a casino in town and becomes obsessed with poker. She risks losing a fortune but newcomer Aidan Connor, played by Shayne Ward, is all set to save her. He'll play Michelle Connor's cousin. "He's a clever lad through and through," says Stuart Blackburn. "Aidan will turn a few heads but never underestimate him for behind the jokes is a clever and ambitious young man."
Roy will take his driving test this summer in the Woody - but will he actually pass?
Callum gets dumped by Sarah when she decides she wants to go back to Italy. Kylie decides that Sarah needs to know how evil Callum is first and sets Callum up, with David's help. But when Callum finds out what's going on he blows a gasket and gets physical with Kylie. Bethany then falls into Callum's clutches and gets seriously out of her depth.
And it looks like little Simon will give Leanne even more grief over the coming weeks. When Liz's new fella Dan turns out to recognise Leanne from her days working as a prostitute, his arrival in Leanne's life will be too much for Simon, it's the final straw. Simon takes out all his anger and grief out on Leanne.
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