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Wednesday 30 September 2020

Jenny Connor gets a new family member - but who will it be?

Jenny Connor will be getting a new family member on Coronation Street but it's someone we "know nothing about".

In an interview today with The Mirror, Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Jenny talks about her 50th birthday and tackling 50 charity runs.

And she says this about her character on the cobbles: "Jenny is going to have a family member join the show, ­someone the audience knows nothing about.”

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 30 Sep


MICHAEL RESORTS TO DESPERATE MEASURES Desperate to find Grace, Michael asks Tim for her address and heads out on a mission. Ed is shocked when he opens the door to a frenzied Grace who tells him that Michael abducted Tianna from outside her house and that she has no option but to call the police. Ed finds Michael in Victoria gardens with Tianna and persuades him to come home. As they arrive at the house a police officer steps forward and arrests Michael on suspicion of child abduction.

CARLA IS THE GO BETWEEN Peter and Carla are struggling to communicate but Carla feels she needs to try and help Adam and Sarah sort out their problems. Talking to both of them separately she realises they still love each other and tells Sarah.

NINA HAS DESIGNS ON UNDERWORLD Carla and Sarah are shocked when they show a new client their designs only to discover that Nina has doctored them adding her own ideas. 

RAY DOES A GOOD DEED Nick calls at the bistro and asks Ray if he’d be interested in buying his half of the business in the factory. Ray refuses but instead makes a £10k donation to Oliver’s medical fund leaving Nick dumbfounded.


MICHAEL COMES UNDER FIRE Under police questioning, Michael admits that he was wrong to take Tianna as he did but he just couldn’t bear the thought of losing his little girl. Will the police be lenient?

SARAH SURPRISE ADAM After speaking to Carla, Sarah decides to head over to the solicitors office and speak to Adam about getting back together.

NINA GETS GER BREAK In the cafe, Nina apologises to Carla for putting her own stamp on the underwear designs.

ELSEWHERE Steve reveals that he’s spoken to an estate agent and they’d be happy to organise a quick cash sale of both Street Cars and Preston’s Petals. Daniel calls at Speed Daal and through gritted teeth, asks Geoff for his bank details so he can transfer the money.

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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street, Oct 5 - 9

Here are the major storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less.

Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October

Sally and Tim plan a secret wedding, Nick's in turmoil, Billy worries about Paul, Eileen returns from Thailand to find Todd, Johnny jumps to conclusions, Leanne faces facts and Geoff does his worst. 

See the full week's preview with pictures at

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Joe Duttine interview: Tim and the truth about Geoff

How has Tim been coping since finding out the truth about his dad?

He has been feeling all sorts of emotions, angry, upset, let down, disappointed, betrayed and just very confused about the whole story and about his life. In some ways he also feels guilt and responsibility because he had been so horrible to Alya and Yasmeen and dismissed everybody and chose not to believe anyone. All the good people in his life were just trying to get him to see the light, at times he was really rude to those people so he feels he has let people down and he is starting to question his own judgement. He is also starting to have confidence issues, what he is feeling it is very complex.

He must be devastated that his dad lied to him about his mum?

He feels that this whole life was a lie, there is a photo album with not one picture of his mum and his dad convinced him his mum didn’t like having her photo taken. That is a massive thing to go without for your whole life, it is the ultimate betrayal, bad enough to find out what his dad did to Yasmeen but also that his dad’s behaviour goes back to when he was a child, where did the lies stop and where did they start?

It must be very hard for him with his dad still on the street?

Yes it is hard for Tim to deal with that. His dad isn't going to leave and he wants to try and make things up with Tim. He is trying to stay away from Geoff as he probably can’t trust himself not to lash out and he knows that would make matters worse. And Tim won’t even consider moving away as Geoff will have won.

How determined is he to find Elaine and let justice be done for Yasmeen and his mum and also to try and make up for lost time? 

First and foremost he wants to make sure that she is safe and that she is ok. That is his main concern before he even thinks about the possibility of building a relationship. He doesn’t know her and he doesn't know what sort of person she is. He has sympathy for her because of what Geoff has done and if he finds her that is going to be a bit of a journey for Tim.

Sally and Tim could easily have split up over the whole situation with Sally taking Yasmeen’s side. The wedding must mean even more to them both now.

He probably isn’t feeling as celebratory as he would have done but this is a big step for them to be able to move in in their relationship after everything they have been through. It’s a shame all the restrictions mean that they can’t have the big do they wanted and it would have been lovely to see Tim and Sally come together physically and have a big cuddle, but we just have to imagine that is what happens when they are alone. 

How worried is Tim that Geoff will try and cause problems at the wedding when Faye lets the cat out of the bag?

They really want to try and keep it a secret from him and Faye feels terrible that she has let slip to Geoff about the wedding. The last thing Tim wants is his dad ruining something else, this is too important a day for Tim, he knows that Geoff hates Sally and he does almost manage to spoil it but there are too many people willing to step in and help Sally and Tim.

Does it take the shine off the day for them? Tim must want everything to be perfect for Sally.

This is the wedding that Tim is having to have because he was already married when they had their first wedding, he wants it to go off without any problems so they can finally be married. He messed up before and even though it wasn’t deliberate on his part he has to make it up to Sally. The spectre of Geoff is wanting to be at the feast and he is the last person anyone wants there.

There was a huge reaction on social media when Tim finally realised the truth about his dad and let him have it both barrels. You must have been looking forward to playing that moment.

In the same way that the audience was wanting the storyline to reach this point so was I as an actor, Tim was starting to question things a little in the weeks before that and it was a case of how long can he deny what is in front of his eyes. It was exciting for me to get to that stage and play those scenes.

What has the reaction been like on the street?

I’ve literally had people calling me thick and all sorts on the street, I was filling my car up the other day and someone shouted ‘Oy Tim you thick b****r’ this storyline has reached so many people and everyone wanted Tim to realise what is going on.  The reaction on social media once he found out was brilliant and it was great to get the feedback that people enjoyed the episodes, it’s good to know that people think you are doing a good job, it gave me a real lift and it’s very much appreciated.

Are you looking forward to the developments through the autumn and being part of the 60th anniversary storylines?

Yes it is great to know that this story is part of the anniversary, I haven't seen the scripts so, like everyone else, I am keen to find out what happens to Geoff and where this takes Sally and Tim as we head into next year. It’s exciting, I’m loving it at the moment, working under the restrictions brings its own challenges but everyone is rising to that challenge and we are very fortunate to be working.

Glenda Young

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Monday 28 September 2020

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 28th September

So two Mondays ago I said that you can't have a terminally ill child storyline without the child and last week I complained about the storyline revolving around Hope and Jack without featuring Hope and Jack. So this week, the main storyline is about Michael, Grace and Tianna - apart from Tianna isn't in it. Hard to have a Kramer vs Kramer tug of love without the actual baby. Anyway, Michael is salesperson of the month and wants to treat Tianna and Grace, and this somehow means an engagement ring. I don't think this is going to go well, is it? Michael's been watching too many romcoms featuring grand gestures during lockdown. A leather trousered Grace comes round and Michael goes down on one knee but she tells him he's two years too late and she's moving to Spain. Spain! Do you know what the R rate is there!? Michael is understandably upset and Grace does a Leanne-style stomping off, not before saying she's met someone else. Blimey! To be honest I hope we never see her again as she's an irritating character, but I can see a long storyline playing out. Meh. When Alina Pop! gets back from Romania (I assume she's there as everybody else seems to be abroad), I hope TPTB put her and Mikey-boy together as I think they'd make a cute couple.

Geoff approaches Danny-boy and Ad-rock in the corner shop, fully masked up, gangster-style, and demands his money. Geoff would be an anti-masker wouldn't he? Daniel takes a break from becoming a member of the metropolitan liberal elite (he's making hummus) to meet the woman he just told Adam he was never going to see again. Turns out the £5K/violent punter story wasn't a scam and Nicky tries to give him some of the money back - in plain sight of Ghastly Geoff. Adam fools Daniel by telling him they have CCTV in the office and then Daniel fesses up to his crime. He says he's going to give Geoff the money back but then Craig turns up to arrest everyone. D.S McKinnon and D.S. Bob must be self-isolating as D.S Blond Crop questions them and Daniel cracks after two questions, telling him he took the dough. Geoff says he wants Daniel punished as strongly as the law will allow but then - as he sees Tim - he turns on the charm and says he'll drop the charges if he gets the money back. Craig has Beth's genes and starts having a go at Daniel, saying he won't let him mess up Bertie's life, but he then offers to lend Daniel the money to repay Geoff.

Sarah is the runner up in this week's competition for cracking under pressure as David just says "What's going on with Nick?" and Sarah blabs about Nick's Secret Son, Nicky Tilsley Jnr, Sam. She's having a busy day; later she takes Adam his post and they exchange puppy dog looks, but he tells her it wasn't a mistake splitting up, it was a mistake getting married in the first place. Harsh! And David tries to tell Nick to have some contact with his son.

Talking of Kramer vs Kramer, it's Barlow vs Connor as Carla refuses to forgive Peter for his unkind words. Abi decides she's The Fixer and goes to see Ms Connor and tells her that Peter is heading for the bottle if she doesn't cut him a bit of slack. I see Debbie's interfering has rubbed off on Abi (although hopefully not literally, that would break social distancing rules). Carla and Peter talk and both agree that they've grown apart. Is their relationship going to be a casualty of lockdown?

Rachel Stevenson - on twitter

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