Plus, Kate Ford talks playing Tracy Barlow
Coming up on Corrie, Chesney Brown will be faced with a horrible trauma when a vet suggests that he has his dog Schmeichel put to sleep.
The storyline begins when the Great Dane falls ill and needs an operation, and as Katy and Chesney are broke, they simply can’t pay for it, and of course, they have a baby on the way.
So he’ll be forced to tell the vet he can’t afford the operation, which is when he’ll be told it would be kindest to put the dog to sleep…
But according to the Daily Star, Ches refuses and vows to do whatever it takes to get the money for the operation.
A show insider said, “It really has been one thing after another for Ches.
“He has been through so much over the years but he has always managed to cope as he had Schmeichel by his side.
“So he is knocked for six when he discovers the dog is so poorly.
“He pleads with the vet to save him but all he can do is perform a very expensive operation which may not even work.
“Ches is in pieces by the time he leaves the vet but is determined to get the money to pay for the op.
“He doesn’t know how he’s going to get it and viewers will see him take drastic measures to save Schmeichel.
“It’s going to be a very upsetting time for Ches.”
These emotional scenes will air a week tomorrow.
In other news, the Daily Mirror reports that a host of former Corrie actors will make a one-off comeback to the show to film Betty Williams’ funeral.
Betty Driver, who played Betty Williams, died two weeks ago, and the show’s bosses plan to write in a grand farewell to the well loved character.
The show’s executive producer, Phil Collinson, said the cast and crew would, “do something brilliant and magnificent” to say goodbye to the 91-year-old actress who played Betty for more than 40 years.
It’s expected that Jean Alexander, Julie Goodyear, Roy Barraclough, Sarah Lancashire and Cheryl Murray will all be back for Betty’s send off.
It’s also understood that Everton Football Club chairman Bill Kenwright, who used to play the role of Betty’s son Gordon, will make an emotional on-screen announcement telling Street residents his mum has passed away.
A Corrie source said, “It is one of the most spectacular episodes to have ever been discussed for someone’s final farewell.”
Betty’s funeral is scheduled to be screened next February or March.
An insider added, “Everyone loved Betty Driver and, if asked, people would no doubt jump at the chance of being brought back to pay this incredible tribute.”
The emotional scenes will be followed by a real-life farewell knees-up for cast and crew.
Our final look at Corrie news today is that Kate Ford, who of course plays Tracy Barlow, has revealed that although she actually quite likes her character, she does find some of the more harsh lines she has to deliver a struggle.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Kate said, “I really like Tracy, as odd as it sounds…
“There’s a real sense of danger with her – she did kill someone after all and you wouldn’t want to p*ss her off.
“You get to say the most ridiculous, vicious things which can be fun. But it can be horrible too. You’d be surprised at how difficult it is sometimes.
“She’s said some really hurtful things to Becky about her not being able to have babies, and when her little boy Max was taken into care.
“I’m a mum myself and I’ve found it hard to say some of those things.
“They feel like the most spiteful things that would be hurtful to any woman. I’d never dream of saying things like that in my life.”
More Corrie news soon!