Coronation Street: Steve McDonald ramps up the pressure on Tracy Barlow!

by Lynn Connolly

As fans of Corrie will know, Steve McDonald and Tracy Barlow – though technically, she is now Tracy McDonald of course – are at war since Steve (Simon Gregson) divided No13 up into two separate flats.

Tracy (Kate Ford) has tried to make life as difficult as she can for Steve in the hope that he’ll give in and take the partition walls down, thereby – in her own head – giving Tracy the opportunity to get back in his good books.

However, as the Sun’s TV Biz reports today, Tracy’s about to get her wish as Steve does indeed take down the partitions, but there’s a horrid twist in store when Tracy discovers Steve’s moved gobby knicker stitcher Beth (Lisa George) and her out of control son Craig into the house.

Of the plotline twist, Kate told the paper, “Tracy is completely horrified. This is a nightmare…

“This cosy house, where she was hoping to live for years and years and years with Steve, is now completely taken over by Beth.”

As fans of the show will recall, Beth first appeared in the summer last year as an old flame of Steve’s, and since then, she’s gradually become more of a fixture on the show.

Kate added, “It’s really funny. It’s a bit more light-hearted than what I’m used to as playing Tracy, which is really nice.

“Tracy always has to have a public enemy number one, and at the moment it’s Beth.”

And Lisa – who’s also starred in Casualty, City Central, Children’s Ward and a screen adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s The Illustrated Mum – said, “Beth is so excited that she’s moving into Number 13.

“She’s on the street, it’s right near work, two minutes away from the factory.

“She thinks it’s hilarious that she’s moving in with Tracy.

“We can expect lots of comedy to come between Beth and Tracy, with little spats and things like that. Watch out!”

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.