Monday, 30 April 2018

Aidan's suicide shock: what to expect

Just a short one from me after quite an emotional day. There will be more of a write up in due course. Myself and fellow blogger Ruth headed to a special screening of next week's episodes, due to air on Monday and Wednesday.

By the time that this blog is posted, viewers will have had fifteen minutes to take in how Shayne Ward will exit his role as Aidan Connor. Undoubtedly there will have already been hundreds of tweets flooding in saying this is too dark for a family show. But please wait for Monday night.

Today I have watched some of the best episodes of Coronation Street in years. I cried, and I laughed. There are some really, really touching and sensitive moments. Kudos to Shayne Ward, Cath Tyldesley, Richard Hawley, Samia Ghadie and Georgia Taylor for their breathtaking acting. Keep an eye out for Helen Worth's wonderful, reflective scene too.

This is such an important story, and it needs to be told. Hats off to Kate Oates and the team at Coronation Street.

If Aidan's storyline is resonating with you, there is help and support available now. Samaritans offers a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week helpline support service. Call them FREE on 116 123. You can also email Further information can be found at

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