19 Jan 19
Coronation Street has already kicked off 2019 with Lewis Archer dropping dead, Nick Tilsley stealing Audrey Roberts’ money and Sally Metcalfe finally being released from prison. But the drama is only just beginning, with more death, destruction, cast changes secrets and scandals to come.
In our giant preview, we look at what fans have got to look forward to including a disaster which kills one person and destroys the lives of others, the emergence of a major new villain, a court case, a devastating fire and a blast from the past that could rock a relationship to the core.
The factory is set to be the scene of devastation and tragedy when a horrific chain of events sees the roof collapse, with someone inside not making it out alive. The finger of blame soon points Carla’s way and she finds herself ostracised by the community in a major way.
But before long, it soon becomes clear that the disaster was no accident – so who was out to sabotage Carla’s business and what will they do to cover up their crime?
Clayton causes havoc
It was always going to be a sore point between David and Shona and the fact that her son is his wife’s killer will drive another huge rift between them when Shona ends up back in touch with her incarcerated offspring.
And soon, with Clayton in a huge spot of bother, Shona takes steps to try and help him. But will she break the law to help him – and lose David in the process?
Carla spirals out of control
The factory collapse will be the catalyst for Carla’s life imploding in a massive way and as she continues to feel that everyone is out to get her, she hits rock bottom and finds herself at the mercy of her struggling mental health.
What follows is a special episode which will focus on everything going on in her head. But as she is pushed to her limit, can Peter be there for her and help to pull her back from the brink?
Audrey finds out?
Audrey was left distraught when she discovered that all of her money that she received from Archie has disappeared from her account and the blame was placed at the doors of Lewis and Claudia – but Nick was the one who was behind it all.
Now that David knows, Nick will do everything in his power to keep his betrayal secret – if the truth were to come to light, the family might be torn apart. What lengths will Nick go to in order to stop that happening?
Johnny and Jenny go down?
As Liz recovered from the hit and run that nearly killed her, Johnny has vowed to take the rap for his wife Jenny, who was drunk on Christmas night and caused the accident – but the truth soon came to light and now they are both facing prison.
As a trial arrives, will Liz fight for them to be sent down – or can she find herself in a forgiving mood?
Amy is pregnant
Steve and Tracy are in for the shock of their lives when they discover that their 14-year-old daughter Amy is pregnant. As Amy decides against having a termination, the family are facing a challenging time ahead.
Steve vows to make the father of Amy’s baby pay – which will trigger a huge legal battle for custody.
Can Sally forgive?
Sally is out of prison but that doesn’t mean that her troubles are going to go away as she is haunted by what she went through and has also found herself unable to move past what her sister Gina did to betray her.
Gina wants forgiveness – but she is going to have to pull out a miracle to make this okay.
Love for Gemma and Chesney?
It’s a coupling that has been teased more times that we use the word ‘shock’ in a headline but could 2019 be the year that Gemma and Chesney finally get it together. He has thrown himself into his relationship with Emma but Gemma is jealous and regrets pushing him away. Is it too late for them to get their happy ever after?
And does Emma have heartbreak on the horizon?
Seb is on a mission
While Abi thinks that the twins are better off away from her after her disastrous year, Seb can’t bear the thought of losing them and remains as determined as ever to adopt them himself – however, that could involve the breakdown of his relationship with Abi.
Following her prison release, Abi has some decisions to make but will she seek to scupper Seb’s plans?
Nicola is back
Nicola is heading back and Gary is delighted to be reunited with his son – but during her short visit to Weatherfield, Nicola is tipped to cause trouble for Gary’s relationship with Sarah. As things get fraught and tension mounts, what does the future hold for Sarah and Gary?
And will Nicola split them or do something to heal the rift?
Will Sinead survive?
Sinead is facing a very uncertain future as she continues to battle cancer while pregnant. Daniel has already voiced his fears that Sinead might die but they vow to see this through and win this very tough battle.
As they look to the future with Bertie, will there be a tragic ending in store for the family – or can they make it through this?
Peter Barlow is feeling very zen after Carla’s gift of a boat sees him with a chance to work on a project and start a new life – and he soon has Abi on board to help. But disaster will follow – when the boat goes up in flames!
With Simon tipped to be trapped in the inferno, Peter races to the rescue – but will he be able to save him? And Roy could be the one to blame…
Nick and David set up a new barber shop but tension follows.
Evelyn causes more trouble as Tyrone wonders what she is up to with her new disabled friend James.
Norris decides to sell the Kabin – but who will buy it?
Billy finds himself getting closer to newcomer Paul – but he has a secret to reveal about Gemma
Kate and Rana look to the future after getting things back on track – is that wedding planning we sense? And who is their face from the past who could cause trouble?
Adam and Sarah get closer – and share a kiss.