Soapy weddings have historically been a disaster area, and it would seem that the forthcoming wedding of Michelle Connor and Ciaran McCarthy will run true to form… badly.
Michelle and Ciaran – who are of course played by Kym Marsh and Keith Duffy – are set to wed soon, right after they get back to Weatherfield after having been away for months while working on a cruise ship.
However, as soon as they’re back, Michelle will find herself fully embroiled in Carla Connor’s recovery – or lack thereof – after Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel) raped her and proceeded to trash her business. Carla (Alison King) is of course Michelle’s former sister-in-law.
But in addition to coping with all that trauma, Michelle is set to discover that Ciaran has no interest in starting a family, which is something Michelle is desperate to do.
Kym recently spoke to Soaplife about the storyline, saying, “Michelle’s started to want to settle down but she fears Ciaran still has wanderlust – and I fear this is a problem…”
As part of the plotline, Michelle and Ciaran had been set to jet off on honeymoon then rejoin the cruise ship to continue working there, however, as Keith Duffy is leaving the show, but Kym is staying, it’s safe to assume that their differences will end their marriage before it’s even begun.
And of Michelle’s involvement in Carla’s problems, Kym said, “Carla’s talking about dropping the rape charges against Frank, and no way will Michelle entertain that idea.
“She thinks Carla needs to get away for a bit so she’ll feel stronger and more able to cope.
“Carla’s grateful and finally accepts it’s a good idea.”
While Carla’s away, Michelle will not only have a huge showdown with Frank, but she’ll use some of her own savings to get the factory up and running again, which means Ciaran getting somewhat sidelined while Michelle’s so busy.
Kym added, “They just decide to delay the wedding at first. Ciaran is OK about it as he knows how much it means to Michelle to be able to help Carla.”
She then teasingly added, “As for the wedding, this is a soap – and when do soap weddings ever go to plan?”
Indeed – when do they?
Well, the clip below features some of the best – and worst – Corrie weddings in history!
Which Corrie wedding was your favourite?
For me, it has to be when Shelley Unwin ditched evil Charlie Stubbs at the altar. It was all very Girl Power!