Monday, 12 November 2018

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 12th November



It's all about mothers and daughters, and the odd son, tonight. Firstly, Abi is not settling in well at Streetcars, she is rude to the customers, rude to Steve, and sends drivers to the wrong address. So...she's filling Eileen's shoes then? She has a visit to the twins scheduled, but after finding out that their foster parents are taking them to Lapland for Christmas, she cancels it in favour of drinking herself under the table, sofa and even carpet instead. Seb, who has somehow become a 28 year old hipster in the last few weeks, phones her as she's spying on the twins, and she tells him that she should give up her children as she can't provide anything like the foster parents can for them. She calls Tracy in distress and she and Seb go to find Abi, whom they find out cold in Victoria Street, having smoked some heroin. As she is taken away in an ambulance, Seb tells Tracy that Abi fell apart after she was accused of tampering with Michelle's car. Tracy, in a rare moment of self-awareness, realises that this is all her fault.

It's hairdryers at dawn at the North West Regional Stylist Awards 2018 as Audrey is worried that Claudia will be rubbing her face in Maria. Um, yum? She wants her hair as "boufy as possible", so that she won't be overshadowed by the Lioness King. David, who scrubs up pretty well!, is unkeen on going in a suit that makes him look like he's "going to the funeral of someone he doesn't like," but he accompanies his Gran, plus the lovely Emma to the NWRSA18. You can tell these awards are a posh do, what with it taking place on a Monday afternoon. Ms Colby confesses that she nominated Aud for a lifetime achievement award, which is only for the retired and clapped-out, and she introduces her frenemy as the first salon in Weatherfield to offer the Farah Fawcett do and the Princess Di (a variation on the Purdy). But Aud, who has partaken of the complimentary champagne, outdoes Claud by making an impassioned speech about her substitute daughter, Maria, and how although, she's moving onto her own business, Audrey wishes her all the luck and love in the world, before throwing the bouquet at Claud, dropping the mic and doing an attempt at dabbing (let's just be grateful Mrs Roberts didn't try flossing). Maria and Audrey share a tender moment and they both admit that they miss each other, and Audrey even apologises to Claudia.



Amy is calling the shots with her parents, making them sign her parental contract, which they immediately lose. They sign without reading and fall foul of two rules within two minutes. Amy threatens to become an emancipated minor if they break too many of the statutes, and Tracy threatens Adam when she realises he's helped Amy, but he points out that she's just put her worries into the contract. Tracy makes Amy a 'home'-cooked meal and Amy says she just wants a nice, normal family, before storming off to Ashleigh's. Maybe Steve and Tracy should draw up a behavioural contract for their stroppy daughter?

In other news, Leanne doesn't want there to be any secrets between her and Nick, so she tells him about all her conquests since he disappeared into that quicksand to Nottingham. He tells her he met an Elsa, but fails to mention that, reader, he married her. Oh, Leanne! Mind you, we should probably feel sorrier for Nick - hell hath no fury like a Battersby scorned. Unable to 'fess up, Nick agrees to sell his shares to Carla.

And finally, the hospital rings Sinead, but Daniel answers and she's forced to agree to go to a chemotherapy session on Friday. And Ken says he wants to give some money to Sinead via the factory's payroll. I think this is called money laundering?

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Sair Khan arrives in Australia for I'm a Celebrity jungle show


Sair Khan, who plays Alya Nazir in Coronation Street, has been confirmed now as one of the contestants for reality TV show I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of here.

Sair has now landed in Australia and there are pictures in the tabloids.

Sair will be following in the jungle footsteps of some of her Coronation Street cast mates. Previous Corrie cast members who have been involved in the show include Antony Cotton (Sean Tully), Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape) and Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster).

The new series starts on Sunday November 18.  It's one of the telly highlights of my year, and I love the show so I'm really looking forward to this!



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Phelan's daughter Nicola returns to Coronation Street


Nicola Thorp, who played Nicola Rubinstein - the daughter of evil Pat Phelan - is returning to Coronation Street.

The Daily Star has a quote from Mr Curry Sauce who says: "Everyone is thrilled Nicola is coming back. She was always really popular on set and has so many friends in the cast. Producers think it is the perfect time to bring her character back. Nicola jumped at the chance to do more. She loved her first year on Corrie and wants to stay part of the family."

Nicola will be on set later this month, filming her return and fans will see her back on screen in January.

Producers plan to put her at the heart of the action.

Mr Curry Sauce went on to say: "Over Christmas we'll learn Gary Windass has gone to visit Nicola in Bristol because baby Zack is poorly. And then in the new year Nicola returns to Weatherfield to see Eileen. This doesn't go down well with everyone - her return certainly ruffles a few feathers. The hope is for Nicola to keep coming and going so her storylines continue to be exciting."

Find out who else is returning, joining, leaving or taking a break from the show.


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Coronation Street T-Shirt of the Week: Rita in Majorca


Every week I find another brilliant Coronation Street t-shirt that I love. This week it's the turn of Rita Tanner in Majorca, 1973.

If you'd like it, it's here.


(PS: we're not on commission for promoting these t-shirts to fans, we just love sharing them!).

Nick's Bistro T-Shirt
Keep Calm and Watch Corrie t-shirt
Ken! Do Something! t-shirt

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Corrie's Top 10 Storylines of 2010s - No. 5

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5. Hayley's Illness & Suicide (2013-2014)


Roy and Hayley were one of the most beautiful and unbreakable couples in Coronation Street history, so it was hard to imagine Roy surviving on his own when Hayley was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2013. Hayley's illness was played out with sensitivity throughout the rest of the year, let's be honest, David Nielson is such an underrated actor and has created an actual masterpiece in the character of Roy, and Julie Hesmondhalgh is a fantastic actress as well. 

As Hayley deteriorated over the next few months, she worked through her bucket list, which included seeing her son Christian again, a trip to Blackpool, and teaching Roy to drive, before making the decision to die with dignity early in 2014. She ironed Roy's best shirt for her funeral before taking a lethal cocktail of drugs while in bed with Roy. 

Later Anna and Carla found Roy and Hayley in the bedroom, Hayley having passed away in Roy's arms. David Nielson and Julie Hesmondhalgh quite rightly won all the awards going that year and Roy's continued journey without Hayley has been both heartbreaking and heartwarming to watch ever since (every Roy and Carla scene is flawless). A beautifully acted and very emotional storyline.

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