Passions run high next week on Coronation Street, with clandestine liaisons, romantic reunions and saucy encounters ahead.
Battersby sisters Leanne and Toyah are at the heart of the action, while there are family dramas ahead for Tracy and Steve and Fiz and Tyrone. Indeed, it will see the temporary departure of Fiz – as actress Jennie McAlpine is currently on maternity leave from the soap.
Here’s our episode-by-episode guide on what to expect in the week ahead.
Monday 3rd December – 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Toyah and Imran play a dangerous game
Imran tears a strip off Leanne for jeopardising his case through her involvement with Nick. Toyah, playing the protective sister, comes in to the office to give Imran a piece of her mind – however passion gets the better of them and they end up kissing.
They spring apart as they hear someone approaching – and Toyah hides under Imran’s desk just before Nick comes in to stand up for Leanne.
Later, Shona can see that Nick and Leanne are still pining for each other so in a bid to play cupid, she locks them both in the cafe to sort out their differences.
The Dobbs are going to the dogs
Fiz sets about finding some dog-friendly accommodation for Evelyn, despite Evelyn’s best attempts at emotionally blackmailing Tyrone to let her stay.
Tyrone and Hope take Cerberus for a walk but when Tyrone becomes momentarily distracted he realises that Hope and Cerberus have disappeared.
Hope announces she put Cerberus on a tram to Rochdale and as Tyrone and Fiz break the news to Evelyn, Hope says she’s not even sorry.
Fiz and Tyrone discuss Hope’s recent behaviour with a therapist, but Fiz is shocked to discover Tyrone has already found a suitable special school for Hope in Birmingham.
Wednesday 5th December – 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Fiz makes a sacrifice for Hope
With tensions bubbling between Evelyn and Fiz over Hope, Fiz frets. While Tyrone and Evelyn prepare dinner, Hope bites Ruby and a deeply upset Fiz accepts Hope needs help. Fiz announces she will move to Birmingham with her so she can attend the special school until she is better.
Later, Evelyn offers Fiz some words of comfort and Fiz thaws towards her, suggesting she stays to keep an eye on Tyrone. Tyrone, Ruby, Chesney, Evelyn and Kirk say an emotional goodbye to Fiz and Hope.
Imran and Nick are caught with their pants down
Things get a little saucy, as Toyah and Imran enjoy an afternoon of “together time” in the empty flat.
But suddenly they are interrupted by Leanne with Nick in tow, and Imran has no choice but to hide on the balcony while Toyah locks herself in the bathroom.
Friday 7th December – 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Sinead confesses to Billy
Sinead is still avoiding chemotherapy in favour of alternative therapy, which she believes will protect her unborn child. But she begins to feel her web of lies are getting out of hand when Daniel offers to attend a chemo appointment with her.
When he calls at the factory to collect her, she snaps at him and heads off alone. Billy bumps in to her and when she asks if they can pray together, he takes her to the flower shop flat. Consumed with guilt, Sinead confesses to a shocked Billy that she has not been attending her chemo sessions. What will Billy do?
Later, a horrified Sinead fears she has made a tragic mistake when she discovers that Steff has been rushed in to hospital. Sinead arrives at the hospital and Steff’s husband explains that her cancer has spread and she only has days to live.
Seb finds an envelope stuffed full of cash in Eileen’s cupboard. Eileen realises to her horror that the £5k must be the result of one of deceased baddie Phelan’s dodgy deals.
Eileen wonders what to do with her £5k. When Liz and Sean point out she could do with a holiday, Eileen agrees on condition they go with her. Sean and Liz are thrilled.