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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street - June 28 to July 2

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

Monday 28 June to Friday 2 July

Tyrone's floored by Alina's baby bombshell, Daisy causes trouble for Jenny, James gets some good news at Weatherfield County FC, there's trouble at the heart of the Platt family for Gail, and Kirsty's funeral takes place.

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Ruxandra Porojnicu interview: Alina's baby bombshell for Tyrone

Alina’s been keeping the fact she may be pregnant to herself, is that because she’s worried about Tyrone’s reaction or is she unsure of how she feels herself?

I think it’s a mixture of both because she didn’t plan to have a baby this early in her life, she’s still quite young, she’s only 23. She’s also unsure about how Tyrone is going to react.

It’s still very early in the relationship and he already has two children, does she worry it will scare him off? 

Yes there is that worry, she knows he loves her and he’s supportive of what she wants in life but he already has two children so she’s unsure if he’s going to be enthusiastic about having another baby so soon.

It’s an emotional week for Alina, she also discovers about Tyrone’s past with Kirsty, but hears it second hand, how does that make her feel?

It makes her start to question their relationship because this is such an important thing that he kept from her. Usually you would share something like this with your partner, you would open up about your past, so she feels a bit left behind when she finds out that he didn’t share this with her. Also the fact that after the news about Kirsty he prefers to go and speak with Fiz about it leaves her feeling kept out in the dark.

Does she still feel second place to Fiz and the girls?

Yes she does for sure and every time he turns to Fiz when something big happens the doubts creep in.

How does Tyrone react when she blurts out she might be pregnant?

He’s shocked for sure, he needs time to process things. He tries to be supportive to convince her, and to convince himself that they will be ok.

Does she really see her future with Tyrone? There is a lot of baggage that comes with him, and the girls, especially Hope, aren’t making life easy for her?

It’s definitely a complicated relationship, they love each other though and I think that’s the most important thing, so I would say yes they do.

Will Alina fight for her man, will we see a stronger, feistier Alina come out now she has a baby to think of?

I think Alina trusts that Tyrone wants to be with her, that he wants this relationship and he wants to have a future together. But if that situation changes I think she’ll definitely fight for him and for them. 

How did you feel when you heard about this next development in the story?

I was excited because it’s a storyline I’ve never played before and it’s always good to have a challenge. 

What sort of reaction are you getting on the street? Are you getting a bit of grief about Alina breaking up Fiz and Tyrone?

Yes a little but not as much as I expected which is good. Fiz and Tyrone are such an iconic couple and you don’t really want to see them apart but it’s been ok, I expected worse!

What advice would you give to Alina?

Now at this stage of their relationship I think to have patience, to have patience and understanding of him that he might freak out for a while over having another baby but just to give him time.

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Monday, 21 June 2021

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 21st June

I'm once again watching on the hub: I had my second jab today and I expect to be asleep by the time the cornet starts the Corrie theme tune on live TV.

So once again my two favourite things on t'cobbles: gangsters and issues. Which shall we take first? OK, let's go with gangsters. Everyone's favourite chain-smoker, Shazza Bentley, turns up at Rita's flat with a black eye and a split nose and then tries to rinse her for ten grand. Rita says she'll ring the bank, from the bedroom. Jenny is suspicious and lets herself in with her spare key and discovers Sharon just before the police do to cart her off to chokey.

Nick tells Natasha that she and Sam should disappear for safety's sake. The United Nations of Gail thinks that Nick should disappear as well, or at least dump Leanne. To be honest, Natasha knew what Weatherfield was like when she came back, she should have expected a little bit of drama.

Now, issues:

It's not a great start to, or for, Summer as Shona asks her if she has an eating disorder, she then faints, is taken to hospital, told she has diabetes and will have to do four injections per day. Let's hope li'l ol' Summer doesn't go the same way as Katy Harris. Tidemark Todd a.k.a "Joan Rivers with a pulse" (yep, this is a Jonathan Harvey episode) and Billy The Vic row in the street about their daughter, but they both fetch up at Kate Oates Memorial to be there for Summer in her (half) hour of need.

Meanwhile, in Sean's show, three people turn up to his Double Glammy symposium-slash-pyramid scheme. Well four, although one of them is Carol, saying she hasn't sold any mascara or even lip liner and is behind on her rent. Sean "pings" her £50 and then tells one of the DG delegates that she is one of his charity cases.

Finally: an excuse to post a pic of Curtis (whom I don't definitely don't fancy - he is 27 years younger than me) and the lovely Emma flirt in t'Bistro about donkeys until Tracy tells her to cool it and play harder to get. To be honest, I wouldn't really take relationship advice from someone who murdered her boyfriend, went out with another murderer, slept with two brothers in the same week, got her own back on a lover who also, um, entertained her mother, by posting a naked pic of him on a billboard, stalked her ex-husband, and lots of other stuff from Corriepedia.

Talking of nascent love affairs, Summer admits that she likes boys in nail varnish and guyliner and Aadi takes note - perhaps he should go along to the Double Glammy convention? I guess Summer has forgotten all about her flirtation with Eli but then again, I guess it's hard to have a romance when one party is banged up in young offenders and the other is in hospital.

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The Week In Classic Corrie

MONDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 31st July and 1st August 1998

Sally began to realise she was no longer in love with Kevin.  Not only was she getting jealous when she saw Greg with Maxine, she also found his chat boring.  Kevin talked enthusiastically about his plans for the garage but Greg warned Sally - if she was thinking of leaving, she didn't want to have her money tied up in the garage.  Curly was upset that Lorraine had picked Spider over him and worried that it was something to do with his age.  It was made worse when Alma guessed he was in his forties when he was only 35.  Toyah was also unhappy with Spider's new relationship, and followed them to a nightclub.  Spider felt responsible for her which annoyed Lorraine; to make it up to her, he invited her to spend the night.  Rita and Alec made up and she agreed that she liked him being around.  However, he took it to mean that they were going out, and started throwing his weight around at the Kabin.  Rita was angry to hear he'd overstepped the mark, but realised that she'd forgotten about their conversation entirely in her post-hospital state.  

TUESDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 3rd and 5th August 1998

Toyah turned to top teen mag Only 16 (clearly the predecessor of moxy!) for advice on how to seduce Spider.  She dressed up and went round, but Lorraine was there, being seductive, and so she got absolutely nowhere.  She complained to Ken that the magazine was a load of rubbish and he encouraged her to write and tell them.  Rita's memory got worse, with her forgetting she'd even been ill in the first place, and she worried that she was going bonkers.  The doctor advised her that it would clear eventually, but in the meantime, she locked up the Kabin - and left the keys in the door.  Curly received a letter from Raquel asking for a divorce.  He naturally felt depressed and wondered what the point of life was.  Fred came up with a great idea to celebrate the Millennium - the world's longest sausage.  He tried to persuade Audrey in a scene so thick with innuendo Sid James would've found it a bit much, but she enjoyed his company, and went to dinner with him.  Alf was unamused.  

WEDNESDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 7th and 9th August 1998

Leanne arrived at the Kabin to discover it had been ransacked overnight.  She was deeply upset, and even more so when she realised she was behind on her bills.  Alec packed her off to stay with Mavis in Cartmel and took over running the shop with the help of Ken.  Curly's mid-life crisis deepened and he went into town and bought a load of new clothes, got his ear pierced and asked Maxine to give him a modern haircut.  He debuted his new look at Spider's party, and tried to chat up a girl, but she left with her boyfriend.  Meanwhile, at the same party, Toyah got bladdered on Olde English Cider and ended up puking all over a gatecrashing Les.  She got better news the next day when her letter was published in Only 16, winning her a tenner.  On top of that the magazine offered her £50 to write them an article.  Sally told Kevin that she wasn't going to use her mum's money to buy the garage.  He was confused about why she'd changed her mind and Natalie was angry that he'd wasted her time.  At the factory, Mike told Hayley there was a confusion over her tax, as the HMRC were insisting she was called Harold.  He told Alma about the confusion and she explained about Hayley's past.  Mike was horrified.  

THURSDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 10th and 12th August 1998

Kevin pleaded with Sally to give him the money to buy the garage but she was adamant.  He went to the bank and got a loan, using the house as collateral, which upset Sally.  She told him that she'd got a job in the evenings flogging knickers - actually a cover story to allow her to see Greg - and he accused her of hoarding cash so she could leave him.  Sally pulled one of those sideyes that people in soaps do in cliffhangers but in reality would be followed with a load of follow up questions.  Alma begged Mike not to say anything, but he was convinced he should fire Hayley as she was a "distraction".  He told her she'd have to leave but said he wouldn't reveal her secret.  Unfortunately for him, she'd made a big impression on the factory girls, and they were incensed that she was being let go.  The sainted Ida Clough told Hayley they were all on her side, while Roy lost his temper with Alma for ruining her life.  Toyah wrote an article about sad old men dressing in young men's clothes, and then used Curly's computer to type it up, which is a bit cheeky.  Natalie saw a draft of it and took Curly to one side to tell him that his new look was making him a laughing stock.

FRIDAY - Episodes originally broadcast 14th and 16th August 1998

Curly sang the praises of his laptop computer to Audrey in the Rovers, boasting about how he could access Firman's prices anywhere in the world with just a phone line.  He discovered Toyah's article about sad old men and was deeply hurt.  He told her so, and Toyah was upset that he hadn't seen the funny side and she'd hurt him.  The factory girls threatened to strike if Hayley wasn't reinstated but Mike told them they were fighting for the wrong cause.  Roy went in to see him and pleaded her case, but Mike threatened to tell everyone about her past unless she smoothed things over with his staff.  Maxine surprised Greg by turning up at the flat and he dumped her for being possessive.  Sally appeared on the doorstep with a bottle of wine just as she stormed out.  While Maxine sobbed, Sally and Greg continued their filthy affair, with her staying at the flat until late.  The next morning Kevin confronted her, asking why she was tormenting him, and he said he only wanted to make her happy.  Sally was touched by his loyalty and tried to end things with Greg, but he told her how much he wanted her, and she immediately caved.  

I really want to reach into the screen and tell Sally to stay away from Greg.  Not just because he's a wrong 'un, but also because he's a terrible actor.  Help me invent time travel on Twitter @merseytart.

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Mon 21 June

Monday 21st June 2021 1 HR

RITA PLAYS A DANGEROUS GAME Rita’s shocked to find Sharon in her flat, having taken a beating from Harvey’s gang for trying to warn Leanne. Sharon begs Rita to give her the £10k back so she can disappear and start a new life. Rita calls the bank to arrange the transfer. Meanwhile Nick tells Natasha that Leanne is going to give evidence and it would be best if she and Sam moved back to London for their own safety. Gail’s horrified and advises Nick that for Sam’s sake he should leave Leanne. 

SUMMER GETS A DIAGNOSIS OUT OF THE BLUE Summer’s horrified to realise Billy and Todd think she’s got an eating disorder. But as Billy tries to reassure her she faints again. In hospital they’re all floored as Summer is diagnosed with type one diabetes. Summer struggles to take in the news that she’ll need to manage her condition with injections. 

SEAN HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO HELP CAROL Sean hosts a seminar for new Double Glammy recruits, but he’s distracted by Carol, who admits she hasn’t managed to sell any of her products and is behind with the rent. Bunging her £50, Sean hurries back, telling his audience that Carol’s a homeless person he helps out with his earnings. Carol’s hurt.

ELSEWHERE As Summer and Amy discuss lads, Aadi takes Summer’s comment on board that she quite likes boys in makeup. Emma flirts with Curtis in the bistro until Tracy advises her that she needs to play hard to get and stop appearing too eager.

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