Coronation Street: Spoilers and pics for Christmas week storylines!

by Lynn Connolly

In the week before Christmas, all the residents of Coronation Street are eagerly awaiting the big day, and are in good spirits…

All bar Tracy Barlow (Tracy Ford) that is, who’s just gone through the devastation of learning she’s had a miscarriage.

But there’s complete joy for Chesney (Sam Aston) and Katy (Georgia May Foote), who are about to welcome their son Joseph into the world!

Meanwhile, at the pub, Stella (Michelle Collins) becomes suspicious about Peter (Chris Gascoyne) and Carla (Alison King) when she comes across a necklace that Peter’s bought, which doesn’t end up in the possession of his wife, Leanne (Jane Danson)…








But first, getting back to Tracy’s miscarriage, the only person who knows about it is her mum, Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride) and Tracy makes her swear to keep the secret, even from Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) who is of course the babies’ dad.

And as fans will know, or can read about here, Tracy will set up a row with Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly) so as to engineer things so it looks like she caused Tracy to lose the babies.

But as mentioned, just along the street, Katy and Chesney are eagerly awaiting the birth of their baby, however, when Faye Windass pulls out of playing Mary in the nativity play, Katy steps in to save the day, unaware that she’s in labour…

Meanwhile, Chesney’s out selling Christmas trees, and as the play wears on, Katy’s contractions get stronger and stronger. By the time anyone realizes that she’s in labour, it’s too late to get help, and Anna Windass (Debbie Rush) has to deliver the baby boy.

And finally, when Peter Barlow leaves an expensive necklace in the back of Karl’s (John Michie) cab, Stella – who is of course Leanne’s mum – assumes it’s Peter’s Christmas present to Leanne…

However, when Christmas Day rolls around, and Leanne’s not wearing the necklace, Stella’s puzzled, until she inadvertently sees Peter snogging Carla and then sees Carla wearing the necklace Karl found.

Will she spill the beans to Leanne? Well, we’ll have to tune in to find out, but suffice to say, there’s not much joy in the Barlow household when New Year rolls around!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.