As fans of Coronation Street will know, Kylie Platt slept with her brother-in-law Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) on Christmas Day after his wedding to Leanne Barlow (Jane Danson) was abandoned when he discovered that Leanne still has – or had – feelings for her ex-husband Peter (Chris Gascoyne).
Kylie and Nick fell into each other’s arms, and then a four poster bed in the honeymoon suite, following a booze fuelled commiseration session, because of course Kylie has been having lots of problems with her husband David (Jack P Shepherd).
David has been trying to convince Kylie to have another baby, but she – keen to expand her career in the Bistro – refused, having initially lied to David, saying she would have another child.
However, in episodes that will air in a fortnight, Kylie is set to discover that she is in fact pregnant, but given that she and David made up their differences and she rejoined him in the marital bed, she won’t know if David or Nick is the father of the baby…
And that doubt will make Kylie consider terminating the pregnancy, but by then, David has found out that she’s expecting, and according to Paula Lane, who of course plays Kylie, he’s going to be overjoyed at the prospect of becoming a dad.
Speaking to All About Soap magazine, Paula said of Kylie, “I think her marriage means more to her than the pregnancy, so she’s trying to paper over the cracks.
“Her marriage and Max have to come first, so she thinks an abortion is the best option.
“[But David] finds the positive pregnancy test and he’s just ecstatic. He can’t believe it and practically tells everybody in the street.”
So when Kylie’s friend Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) tells David that Kylie’s gone for an abortion, he races to the clinic to stop her.
Of that, Paula said, “Kylie’s horrified. She thinks he shouldn’t be there and it totally throws her.
“It highlights just how much she’s hurt David.
“She claims she’s scared about being left on her own with two kids if it all goes wrong.
“She’s desperate and saying anything she can think of to rescue her marriage.
“She gives him every excuse under the sun as to why they shouldn’t have this baby, but he insists they can make it work.”
What do you think Kylie will do? For now, here’s a reminder of the Christmas Day episode…