Corrie’s Nikki Patel is leaving the show, and Sunita Alahan spends a night in the nick!

by Lynn Connolly

News from Weatherfield way today begins with Nikki Patel, who has been axed from the show and her role as Amber, Dev Alahan’s (Jimmi Harkishin) daughter.

And it’s also been reported that Amber’s step-mum, Sunita Alahan – who’s played by Shobna Gulati – is set to spend a night in a cell after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly!

More on that in a moment, but first, a Corrie inside broke the news that Nikki is leaving the show to People.

The source said, “Nikki’s part in the love triangle was a huge success, but the producers feel that the character has run her course.

“Nikki is a professional and she understands, although of course she is disappointed.”

A Coronation Street spokesperson added: “Nikki will be leaving us at the end of her contract, but viewers may see Amber again.”

On now to the news that Sunita is to spend a night in jail after being arrested for being drunk, and it seems her husband Dev is only too pleased to let her stay there overnight.

The storyline begins when Sunita – who’s been tipped to have an affair with barman Karl Munro (John Michie) – goes to the Bistro with Stella Price (Michelle Collins) to pour out her marriage woes to her friend.

However, when a drunken Sunita leaves the restaurant, she jumps onto the bonnet of a car, and its owner isn’t impressed so phones the police.

But according to the Daily Star, when the cops call Dev to come and bail Sunita out, he says, “It’s no surprise to me because she has finally lost the plot and I’m going to do nothing to help her.

“A long cold night in the slammer will teach her a valuable lesson.”

That could be a decision that he’s going to live to regret!

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.