Coronation Street is set for a new controversial l storyline when a one night stand between Maria Connor and her gay bff, Marcus, results in pregnancy, the Mirror newspaper reports.
Fans of the hit show will know how after getting the all clear following a cancer scare, Maria (Samia Ghadie) and Marcus (Charlie Condou) shared a passionate kiss, that they put down to getting carried away with the moment. However, the looks between them since have suggested that there may actually be real feelings between the two, despite them both being involved with other people.
Bosses at the ITV soap have said that they believe that this storyline, due to play out in the New Year, will be one of the most talked about plots in show history, especially after the plight Marcus has been through with Sean about his overwhelming desire to have a family.
The mirror reported a love development between these two unlikely characters last summer, but according to reports bosses on the hit soap held the brakes over the story’s development, giving the situation time to bubble away up until this point, but now that it is underway, Samia Ghadie and Charlie Condou, are said to be “thrilled” when they heard of this new twist to their characters current situation, especially as it cements their futures in the show.
Last night a Coronation Street source told the publication: “Both Marcus and Maria have struggled with their emotions for months.
“But deep down there are fires burning inside the two of them – and finally they end up in bed together.
“The shock of the year will be when Maria finds out she’s pregnant.”
Watch a clip of the story so far below:
Coronation Street can be seen Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings on ITV1/ITV1 HD.