Corrie’s newest mum, teenager Katy Armstrong, is set to put the life of her Christmas baby Joseph at risk when she leaves the infant home alone…
Georgia May Foote, who of course plays Katy, revealed the new storyline during an interview with What’s On TV.
She explained that, feeling isolated, tired and stressed, Katy has to run an urgent errand, but as Joseph is asleep for the first time in hours, she doesn’t want to wake him.
Georgia said, “The rent’s due, she has to get to the bank and Joseph has just fallen asleep for the first time all day.
“She feels like she doesn’t have an option. It’s a spur-of-the-moment thing…
“She looks at him then just does it. She knows it’s wrong and feels really guilty, but she sees no other way of dealing with things.”
Georgia then revealed that Katy gets back to the house just in time…
She said, “Joseph’s OK but she’s nearly caught out by Chesney. He rings to say he’s coming home early and she has to leg it back home.
“She’s absolutely terrified she’s going to get found out. She thinks he’d go mad and leave her.
“It’s the sort of thing that his parents did to him when he was a kid, so she knows how against it he is.”
And when asked, “Will she do it again?” Georgia said, “Once she’s got away with it I think it could become easier to do it again.
“She didn’t get caught and no harm came to Joseph so maybe she’ll think just nipping out to the shops when he’s asleep is OK.
“I don’t think she feels like she’s risking Joseph’s life. She thinks she’s doing the right thing by not disturbing him.
“But she’s not doing things right by leaving him alone.”
Georgia went on to say that Katy’s finding it very hard to adjust to being a full-time mum.
She said, “She never thought it would be this hard. There are days when she doesn’t even have time to get dressed, when she can’t get the baby to sleep at all.
“She’s scared, so tired and feeling quite isolated. She’s out of her depth.
“[Chesney’s] working long hours at the market because they need the money, so he’s not really there to help her.
“He suggests getting an evening job, too, but then Katy would be on her own even longer and she starts to panic.
“She feels like she just wants to run away, which scares her as that’s what her mum did and she doesn’t want to be like her mum.
“She wants to prove to people that she can be a good mum, but she needs some time to do things.
“And her way of getting things the time ends up with her leaving Joseph home alone.”
We’ll see these dramatic scenes in upcoming episodes.