Coronation Street: Sophie Webster to be jilted at the altar – an overused scenario, much?!
However, Sian will ditch Sophie at the altar after finding out she’s been unfaithful.
The Sun reports that Sian will find out that Sophie has been hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing with Amber (Nikki Patel), and not unreasonably, she decides marriage is not the best way forward. So she legs it.
But o man, when will soap writers get bored of this plotline??
Now, I love a soapy wedding as much as the next man – or woman, in my case – and of course, I love it when it all goes horribly wrong. There’s nothing quite as much fun as having an ensemble of any character’s nearest and dearest dressed in their best, and donning shocked expressions when some worm or another gets out of its can…
But honestly, it’s been done to death now.
This plotline in Corrie goes back many years, with the first – I think, but could be wrong – of its kind being in 1964 when Emily Nugent – who is now Emily Bishop and played by Eileen Derbyshire – jilted Arnold Swindley (Arthur Lowe) at the altar.
In our other soaps, Darren Miller (Charlie G Hawkins) in EastEnders did the same to his fiancé Jodie Gold (Kylie Babbington) as did Michelle Fowler (Susan Tully) to poor old Lofty (Tom Watt) some years ago.
In Emmerdale, Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) jilted Carl King (Tom Lister) on their big day after finding out he’d cheated on her, and Kelly Windsor (Adele Silva) was likewise dumped by Jimmy King (Nick Miles) following her drunken kiss with Eli Dingle (Joseph Gilgun).
So to conclude, enough already! Come up with a new ‘jilted at the altar’ story please!
What do you think? Do you, like me, think this storyline has been way overdone, or do you still like it as a plotline?
Here are a few examples of soapy jiltings…