Coronation Street: Steve McDonald and Tracy Barlow set to be at war!

by Lynn Connolly

In forthcoming episodes of Corrie, gullible Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) will at last learn just how devious and conniving his bride-to-be Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) is when the truth comes out about her recent miscarriage.

And as a result, Steve and Tracy will end up locked into a bitter wrangle of one-upmanship that could destroy both of their lives.

As fans of the show will of course know, Tracy blamed the miscarriage on Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly) who she accused of pushing her down some stairs, but by the time that happened, Tracy had already lost the babies…

But in a last ditch attempt to keep Steve – and to get Becky out of their lives for good – Tracy came up with the lie.

All along, Becky has of course told the truth, and has been trying to prove to Steve that Tracy is lying to him, but until Becky enlists the help of Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth) to get access to Tracy’s medical records, her pleas to Steve have fallen on deaf ears…

In fact, Steve has been so determined to turn his back on Becky and start a new life with Tracy, that he proposed to the scheming minx at Christmas, and the pair are due to wed soon.

However, Becky comes up with the evidence of Tracy’s lie just in time to gatecrash the wedding ceremony and make Steve see that Tracy’s been lying to him.

The Daily Star reports that not only does Steve storm off from the ceremony, he also orders Tracy to leave No13, which he of course bought for himself and Tracy to live in with their daughter Amy.

Of course, Tracy pleads with Steve to reconsider, but he furiously retorts, “I’ll never love you. I only married you because I felt sorry for you.

“Becky is the only girl I’ll ever love and because of you I’ve lost her.”

The paper goes on to say that when Tracy refuses to leave the house, Steve brings in builder Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston Davies) to literally divide the house in half with partition walls, but an enraged Tracy tells him, “I’ll be the neighbour from hell.”

However, Steve knows how to be a bad neighbour too, and among the bitter fights the couple engage in, he’ll turn off the water to Tracy’s side of the house, and she’ll go one better by cutting off the water to the house entirely.

A show insider told the paper, “Obviously they are raging but for viewers it’ll be hilarious to watch!”

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.