In forthcoming episodes of Coronation Street, taxi cab office worker Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) is going to be head hunted by the owner of a new rival cab firm, but the sting in the tail there is that said rival firm is being run by Steve McDonald’s – now former one assumes – BFF Lloyd Mullaney!
As fans of the show will recall, Steve (Simon Gregson) and Lloyd (Craig Charles) were not only best buds prior to Lloyd leaving Weatherfield at the end of last year after his relationship with Cheryl Gray ended, but they were also partners in Steve’s cab company, Street Cars…
However, eager to make a fresh start, Lloyd sold his half of Street Cars to Steve’s ex-wife Becky, who subsequently sold her share of the business back to Steve when she jetted off to pursue her own new start with lover Danny in Barbados...
Sooo, now we’re all up to date, the first Steve knows of Lloyd’s return to the area is when he spots him at the airport. Steven mistakenly thinks Lloyd’s just a bit down on his luck and offers him a job back at Street Cars.
However, kind hearted Steve is soon going to wish he’d never clapped eyes on Lloyd in the first place when he learns he’s running a rival company.
Of the plotline – which, as mentioned, will see Steve and Lloyd both vying to have Eileen work for them – a show insider told the Daily Star, “Lloyd was heartbroken when he left and didn’t want anything keeping him in Weatherfield so he sold off all his assets.
“Steve is over the moon to see his old mate back in town but the smile is soon wiped off his face when he realises he is going to be the competition.
“Lloyd sees Eileen as a key figure in his new business venture and makes her one hell of an offer to defect.
“Eileen has always been loyal to Steve but money talks.
“Everyone will have to wait to see who wins the battle for Eileen but it’s the first of many for these two as they launch an all-out cab war.”
We’ll see all that drama a week on Wednesday, but who do you think will win in the Eileen I Want You war? Will she stay loyal to Steve or be tempted away by the offer of bigger money working for Lloyd? Let us know!