One of Corrie’s hottest couples – well, ok, not ‘hottest’ perhaps; more ‘pedestrian’ – Brian Packham and Julie Carp have some great storylines coming up, including making an enemy of feisty mum Kylie Platt, and becoming parents themselves!
Starting with the fracas Brian (Peter Gunn) is about to have with Kylie (Paula Lane), it all begins when the harassed Headmaster tries to enforce the school’s new healthy eating policy by banning junk food during school hours.
However, determined that she won’t be told what to feed her child, Kylie turns up at the school loaded with chips for the kids to share in the playground. And when Brian tries to confiscate the fried goodies, he ends up on his back, with not only a chip on his shoulder, but chips pretty much everywhere else too.
And curry sauce…
We’ll see that comedy scenario soon, but another less amusing storyline is that when Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh) discovers she’s pregnant, Brian will accuse her of having had an affair, since he’s had a vasectomy.
And of course, that accusation – and the revelation that Brian didn’t previously tell her he couldn’t have children – will mortify the faithful Julie, but according to Katy, no matter what the circumstances, Julie will make a great mum.
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, Katy said, “Julie will be ridiculous. She’ll take everything people tell her literally. It will drive her sister Eileen absolutely mad.
“Julie will work hard at being a mum, but it’ll be quite chaotic. She’ll probably end up leaving the child in the supermarket!
“She’ll adore her baby, though – it won’t be left wanting in the love department.”
And of the times Brian and Julie have discussed the prospect of becoming parents, Katy said, “She and Brian have been talking loads about having a child together, and he’s seemed really into the idea.
“The viewers may have been aware that he’s been looking a little bit shifty about the whole thing – but Julie hasn’t noticed that anything’s wrong.”
Looks like Brian’s going to have to eat a fairly big slice of humble pie as it must transpire that his tubes have re-tied. I wonder if that’s on his healthy eating plan?