As fans of Coronation Street will know, Eva Price wants Nick Tilsley back, and the fact that he’s about to marry his fiancé Leanne Barlow is a mere inconvenience that Eva has no intention of letting stop her from winning back her man.
And Eva has determined that she’ll resort to any means, fair or foul, to ensure that Nick (Ben Price) doesn’t marry Leanne as he’s supposed to on Christmas Day.
So far, her plan is going rather well too, given that she’s managed to facilitate Leanne and her ex-husband Peter getting closer, and of course, as the wedding day approaches, Leanne (Jane Danson) is set to become unsure as to whether it’s Peter or Nick that she truly wants.
While speaking to the Daily Star about her character Eva’s wicked plan to ruin her sister’s wedding day, Catherine Tyldesley has revealed Eva will “give them hell”.
She said, “She’ll stop at nothing to ruin their big day…
“Eva truly believes that her ex-boyfriend Nick is meant to be with her instead and plans several quite awful things to ruin the wedding.”
And of having such a crucial role in Corrie’s Christmas storylines, Catherine said, “It’s an absolute honour to have do it.
“When I read the script I literally squealed with excitement!
“I grew up watching Corrie and we always sit round as a family and watch the soaps on Christmas Day.”
Of Eva, Catherine said, “Eva is a complete slut who loves attention from men. I would never have the nerve to wear her clothes.
“There was this one awful red dress that looked like an Ann Summers outfit that she wore to work behind the bar. It was see-through with boobs out and so short and clingy.
“You know when you see those girls on nights out over Christmas dressed in next to nothing and teetering on tiny heels.
“I always think like my man, that they’ll catch their death in that. But that would be Eva – dressed up and proud.”
Which of course prompted a question about what Eva will be wearing for the wedding, to which Catherine replied, “She wears the most unsuitable bridesmaids dress ever, to the point where everyone’s like, what’s she doing?
“So, that’s quite funny as well. So, things don’t go entirely smoothly…”
She added, “It all starts at the Hen Night. Eva attempts to get Leanne completely legless in the hope that she won’t get up in the morning.
“She doesn’t spike her drinks as such, she just tries to make it fun night by lining up far too many drinks and shots and staying out as late as possible.
“She wants to give her alcohol poisoning so she is too sick the next day to make the wedding.
“Unfortunately Leanne does get up though so Eva’s plans continue.
“It tests her morals as to how far and how dark she will go to sabotage things.”
We’ll see the dramatic will-they-won’t-they wed story in the Coronation Street Christmas special on Christmas Day, ITV1 at 7.30pm.
For now, here’s a reminder of Nick and Leanne’s last wedding day…