When new Coronation Street boss, Stuart Blackburn, revealed that there were exciting storylines coming up for the Cropper family, he wasn’t kidding!
And we are happy to report that, amidst all the doom and gloom all the other Weatherfield storylines are offering (apart from Flash the tortoise of course) this one is set to have you laughing so hard that tea will come out of your nose!
Sylvia Goodwin (Stephanie Cole), the ever-so-slightly eccentric and former gambling addict senile-delinquent mother of cafe owner, Roy Cropper (David Neilson), is about to embark on a new mission to cure all her friends’ ailments, by serving them cakes baked with cannabis!
In this new storyline, set to hit our screens next month Sylvia, who fans will know was recently dumped and packed off home by her American gentleman friend after her gambling habit got out of hand, purchases the drugs from a local dealer in order to make the cakes that she fondly refers to as “space cakes”, the Daily Star newspaper reports.
According to the publication the normally very judgemental cafe worker, hopes her baking will help battle the pains of getting old and shares her baked goods out amongst her aging friends, including Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie)!
However, things get out of hand when her son, Roy, accidentally sells a batch to their friends, Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) and Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden). Sylvia is desperate for the pair not to eat the cakes and so has to confess her actions to them, and her very straight-laced son, who doesn’t take the news well!
A huge argument erupts during which Dennis’ wife, Rita exclaims: “How many others? My God, it’s a flaming drug den in here. Sylvia, you were trying to get him addicted. She’s no better than a pusher.”
To which Sylvia replies: “I will not be vilified for attempting to relieve the suffering of my friends. I broke the law and I would do it again.”
Watch Stephanie Cole, who plays Sylvia, accepting the award for best comedy performance at last year’s British Soap Awards in the clip below: