Coronation Street’s Stephen Reid and Carla in showdown as she uncovers truth

Coronation Street’s Carla Connor (played by Alison King) finally gets the truth about her recent mental health breakdown and is determined to expose Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce).

A few months ago, Stephen was adamant he was going to be the sole owner of Underworld and wanted to take control, kicking Carla out.

After learning of her previous psychosis breakdown, he drugged her with LSD to induce the same effects of the psychosis, leaving Carla to walk away from Underworld and go back to rehab.

However, coming out stronger and returning to work, official ITV spoilers reveal that Carla is set to find out the truth and risks exposing all of Stephen’s dark secrets.

In upcoming scenes, Carla receives a letter from the clinic which confirms that they found traces of LSD in her hair sample.

Concerned, she tells Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) she thinks it was Rufus Donahue (Steve Meo), but after checking the dates of her illness, something doesn’t add up.

Later in the factory, Carla grimaces as she takes a sip of a coffee made by Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell).

He soon apologises and points out that normally Stephen or Sarah Barlow (Tina O’Brien) make the coffee, leaving her to freeze as the truth dawns.

Furious and not afraid of him, Carla drags Stephen into the office and reveals she knows he spiked her drinks with LSD and is going to prove it.

She storms out and Sarah’s unease at the situation is evident, unsure of who to believe, her boss or her uncle.

Determined to get to the truth, Carla shares her suspicions with DS Swain (Vicky Myers) but is frustrated when DS Swain asserts that it’s mere speculation and she needs proper evidence.

How will Carla get the evidence she needs to send Stephen down for drugging her? As she digs for the truth, will she find out the horror of Stephen’s other crimes?

Elsewhere in the cobbles, Sarah overhears Stephen talking to Jenny Connor (Sally-Ann Matthews) about moving to Thailand.

Stopping him in his tracks, she reminds him that he still owes Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) the money from the house that he stole, but he assures her it is just a holiday.

Stephen heads towards Rita Tanner’s (Barbara Knox) flat where he and Jenny are staying but freezes when he hears ‘Sexy Boy’, the ringtone he heard by the canal.

Turning around, he notices Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) answering the phone and realises with horror that Tim must have followed him that night.

Will Stephen take action against Tim to stop his horrific secret coming to light? Has Tim’s clock finally run down?

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

Coronation Street’s Paul Foreman star says character’s death was ‘wake up call’

Coronation Street actor Peter Ash admitted the death of Shelly Rossington (played by Natalie Amber) was a big wake-up call for his character.

Earlier this year, Paul Foreman was diagnosed with MND as fans of the ITV soap have watched his symptoms strongly increase over the months.

Being encouraged to find solace in a support group with people who have the same condition, he met Shelly and the duo quickly became friends.

However, as Shelly was further down the line in her MND journey, Paul soon realised he would be in the same position as her as his mobility decreases

Sadly, earlier this month viewers watched as Shelly lost her battle with the condition and died after being discovered by her carer in the flat.

Speaking exclusively to and other media publications, actor Peter Ash detailed how Shelly dying has affected Paul.

He said: “It’s had a big effect, through Shelly, he found someone who totally understands his situation.

“As much as Billy, Bernie and Gemma love and care for Paul so much, they still will never understand what it’s like to live with MND.

“Meeting Shelly, they got on so well that Paul felt as though he could tell her anything, so losing Shelly was a big shock for Paul.

“All of a sudden it’s looking at Paul’s future, Shelly is just Paul a bit further down the MND journey, so it was a bit of a wake-up call I guess.”

Initially, Paul started to notice mobility issues within his hands and wrists before it progressed to his legs.

Before the death of Shelly, Paul was on his way to visit her when he had a bad fall and was unable to get up with no one around to help.

After the incident, viewers saw him decide to listen to his partner’s concerns in case another fall happened as he then started using his wheelchair.

Although after Shelly’s death, he made the heartbreaking decision to go ahead with his assisted dying plan.

Peter told “Paul’s determined to end things on his own terms because he realises that Shelly didn’t get to do that.

“Paul really wants to do that before he can’t speak anymore or do the little things.

“Knowing that Shelly was alone at the end, Paul wants it (his death) to be on his terms.”

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm.

Coronation Street’s Sarah Platt star hints villain could be ‘coming back‘

Coronation Street star Tina O’Brien has teased there could be a familiar face returning to Weatherfield.

Fans of the ITV soap saw a steamy affair unfold earlier this year between Tina’s character Sarah Platt and Damon Hay (played by Ciaran Griffiths).

However, when her husband Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) found out what was happening, it all took a nasty turn.

Wanting Damon to get as far away from his wife as possible, Adam took revenge by tracking down a criminal contact of his.

Lying to the criminal stating that Damon was planning on speaking to the police to get a better sentence for his involvement in insurance fraud, Damon fled the cobbles in fear for his life.

Although it seems as though he could be making a comeback as soap star Tina O’Brien told Metro at the charity event CUREUsher this week.

Speaking about Sarah’s current storyline in the soap, she said: “Obviously at the moment Sarah’s going through a divorce.

“I’m not sure if there’s too much water under the bridge.

“I have heard a rumour that a certain Damon might be coming back soon, so we’ll see.”

However, if Damon does return there could be drama ahead as unbeknownst to him, Sarah was pregnant with his child before suffering a tragic miscarriage.

The loss happened during a heated argument with Adam before she started to get serious stomach cramps and took herself to the hospital.

After learning about the miscarriage, Adam blamed himself for what happened as he mentioned it could have been because of the stress he put her under.

Although Sarah assured him it wasn’t his fault, it seemed as though fans thought Damon wouldn’t see it that way.

Taking to Twitter, @RyanTheSoapking said: “I’m curious to see how Damon would feel now if he returned to the street and knew that Sarah was pregnant and lost his baby.”

@k_heyrab added: “Yeah that’s sad. If Damon finds out, he’ll blame Adam and then he’s in trouble. Out for blood. It’s coming.”

@ChewBarker78 commented: “So Adam will be getting the blame for this then.”

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm.

First look at Coronation Street’s first gay wedding

BILLY Mayhew and Paul Foreman are making the most of the time they have left together following the latter’s MND diagnosis.

Coronation Street will be making history next week on ITV with its first ever gay wedding.


Paul’s motor neurone disease is taking overCredit: ITV


But he’s able to tie the knot with Billy next week despite the illnessCredit: ITV


Could it be the first successful wedding to go ahead in Corrie?Credit: ITV

Will the cobbles ever had a successful LGBTQI+ wedding?

Paul Foreman (portrayed by Peter Ash) and Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) decided to walk down the aisle as the builder’s fight against motor neurone disease continues.

With his health spiralling and his mobility slowly but surely leaving, Paul has a limited amount of time left to live.

But due to Corrie’s history with gay weddings, will the couple really be able to go ahead with their ceremony?

Weatherfield has seen lesbian ceremonies go downhill as viewers will undoubtedly remember Sian Powers and Sophie Webster’s 2011 wedding never materialising.

In 2019, Kate Connor and Rana Habeeb’s big day was ruined by the roof collapse in the Underworld factory – which resulted in the latter’s death.

Will Billy and Paul be the lucky ones?

Coming up next week, at No.5, Gemma and Bernie Winter (respectively played by Dolly-Rose Campbell and Jane Hazlegrove) help Paul prepare for his wedding, 

Meanwhile, wedding guests take their seats in the Bistro, eagerly waiting for the happy couple to tie the knot.

Bernie and Gemma walk Paul down the aisle where Billy waits for him, his heart full of love.

The lovebirds exchange vows and the registrar pronounces them married but after the ceremony Billy is shocked to discover his new husband has been keeping a secret from him.

As they prepared for their ceremony, the couple realised they would have to compromise on certain details and go for a civil ceremony as the Church of England still does not allow same-sex marriages.


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But could Billy and Paul’s marriage be over before it even begins?

In later scenes, Billy, Paul and Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) survey the new wheelchair that has arrived and realise it won’t fit through the doorway to the flat.

Whilst Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges) measures up the doorway, a parishioner called Babs approaches Billy and, handing him a bottle of fizz, congratulates him on his marriage. 

When a parishioner called Vaughn tells Billy he should be ashamed of himself, Billy loses his temper and tells him he doesn’t need to worry as his husband is dying, unaware that Paul has heard.

How will Paul react?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.


Paul and Billy exchange their vowsCredit: ITV


But what could burst their bubble?Credit: ITV

Coronation Street’s Paul star says wedding’s ‘beacon of light’ after tragic year

Coronation Street actor Peter Ash admitted Paul Foreman’s upcoming wedding to Billy Mayhew (played by Daniel Brocklebank) is a “beacon of light” after a tragic year.

At the start of the year, ITV viewers watched heartbreaking scenes as Paul was told he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

After keeping it a secret from family and friends, it all came out during a trial hearing when he almost went to prison for stealing cars to help with money.

With his health condition out in the open, fans have seen his symptoms worsen over time as his mobility has started to decline.

Now using his wheelchair every so often, Paul found solace in making a new friend with the same condition at a support group called Shelley Rossington (Natalie Amber).

However, this month his new friend sadly lost her life to the condition with Paul taking on the responsibility of planning her funeral.

With all the tragic news ongoing this year for Paul, there’s some positivity to look forward to as he’s set to wed his partner Billy in Coronation Street’s first gay wedding.

Speaking exclusively to and other media publications, soap star Peter Ash spoke about how his character is feeling in the build-up to the wedding.

He replied: “With everything else that he’s dealing with at the moment, the wedding is like a beacon of bright light.

“It’s something so positive to look forward to, despite all the negative news that he’s had since the diagnosis began.

“Getting to marry Bily is great, it’s perfect, it’s what he wants to do with his time left.

“It’s not just a distraction (from his MND) obviously, he wants to do this.

“He loves Billy so much, the distraction is nice to take his mind off the MND and things but it’s real, it’s all real love it’s not just distraction.”

However, official spoilers for the soap reveal there’s something Paul is hiding from Billy on the wedding day as his secret is set to be exposed.

Later on in the week, Paul’s new wheelchair arrives, although when surveying it alongside Billy and Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby), it’s clear it won’t fit through the door.

With the help of Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges) measuring up the doorway to get the chair through, a parishioner approaches Billy and congratulates him on his marriage.

However, will everyone share the same outlook on the same-sex newlyweds?

Coronation Street continues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm.

Coronation Street SPOILERS: A shock wedding secret, health scares and a shocking revelation – everything you need to know about this week’s drama

Coronation Street SPOILERS: A shock wedding secret, health scares and a shocking revelation – everything you need to know about this week’s drama

Coronation Street’s Todd Boyce hints at murderer Stephen Reid’s escape

Coronation Street star Todd Boyce has revealed that his character Stephen Reid might be planning an “escape” as his controversial villain is expected to leave the show.

Todd spoke exclusively to as he attended the red carpet at the Inside Soap Awards 2023 on Monday evening.

The American actor hinted that the end is in sight for serial killer Stephen Reid, who has so far murdered three people.

When asked about his exit storyline, Todd said: “It’s a lot of unmasking going on.

“It makes me feel very uncomfortable as an actor because he’s been getting under the radar all this time. Now the other characters are seeing for maybe what I am.

“It’s scary. He’s smart and I think he’s capable of escaping.”

Stephen’s exit is due to be aired in a highly dramatic storyline in October as his multiple murders come to light.

So far, he’s murdered Leo Thompkins, Teddy Thompkins and Rufus Donahue, but whether or not he will be caught remains to be seen.

According to scenes have been filmed at a canal with police and Corrie locals gathering around to find a gruesome discovery.

Alongside his three murders, Stephen also tried to kill his wife Elaine by poisoning her and drugged Carla with LSD.

Todd was one of the many soap stars to take to the red carpet of the Inside Soap Awards 2023.

The Inside Soap Awards returned for its annual live event at Salsa! – one of London’s most eclectic venues on the bank of the River Thames in London.

Awards for Best Soap, Best Storyline, Best Villain and Best Newcomer were all up for grabs at the star-studded evening.

Gary Gillatt, Editor of Inside Soap said: “Every winner of an Inside Soap Award is the best of the best, as they need to triumph in a hugely talented and competitive field.

“We look forward to seeing who has truly reached out through the screen and made the biggest impression on viewers this year… And there’s no more discerning viewer than the Inside Soap reader.”

Coronation Street couple to flee Weatherfield after devastating wedding blow

Billy Mayhew (played by Daniel Brocklebank) and Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) meet up with the registrar to go over their wedding plans in upcoming Coronation Street scenes.

When Paul requests Oh Happy Days for their exit music, the registrar explains they’re not allowed religious music at a civil ceremony.

Paul’s left gutted by the rules as the song would mean a lot to him and Billy.

The Coronation Street couple has no other option but to get married in a civil ceremony as the Church of England still forbids same-sex weddings inside a church.

Perhaps the lovers will elope in a bid to have their dream ceremony in a church setting.

Will they decide to elope? Could any of their loved ones join them abroad for the special occasion?

Billy and Paul are trying to embrace every minute they have left following the latter’s motor neurone disease diagnosis.

Billy actor Daniel told The Metro: “It’s the first-ever gay wedding that Corrie has had, I think they’ve had three failed lesbian weddings, and it’s going to be beautiful, that’s what I’ll tell you!”

The soap star teased: “As with Corrie, there’s always a good balance of comedy and drama, so you’re definitely going to see a bit of both!”

Will Paul rapidly deteriorate after they exchange their vows?

Paul has been receiving the support of a woman named Shelly who was suffering from the same disease as him.

But in a heartbreaking twist, she was found dead in her home during recent scenes.

In an episode yet to air, Billy conducts Shelly’s funeral but when Paul stands to say a few words, her brother objects.

Paul erupts at Kieran for not supporting his sister while she was dying and the men start fighting.

In the heated moment, Paul accidentally smacks Billy in the face.

Luckily, Billy is understanding of the situation as Paul has a complete loss of mobility control due to his illness.

Will Shelly’s brother apologise to the Weatherfield resident?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV and ITVX.

Coronation Street’s Courtney Vance set for ‘reality check’ after affair exposed

It looks as though Coronation Street’s Courtney Vance (played by Stephanie Davis) is set for a major reality check.

After sneaking around with Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) for a few weeks, the duo’s affair was exposed with her husband Darren Vance (Ryan Early) throwing her out.

Moving in with her new man, it’s clear Courtney is used to living the high life as she’s had to ditch the glitz and glam.

Wanting to get more serious, they’ve started talking about moving into their own place, although their two versions of what they can afford are extremely different.

Speaking exclusively to and other media publications about Courtney’s life on the cobbles, the soap star touched on whether or not she’s missing her husband.

Stephanie commented: “She does, obviously she spent all this time with him but is it more of the lifestyle she misses.”

As Courtney and Aadi want to set up their own life together, they are divided over which property to go for.

The soap star added: “She’s totally in denial, she’s looking at these big posh flats in really beautiful areas and he’s trying to really politely say, ‘We can’t really get that’.

“She’s just oblivious to it because she’s just been so used to living that lifestyle.

“When she sees the flat (they can afford) that’s a big reality check for her. It’s a bit of a shock to the system.”

Official spoilers for the ITV soap reveal Darren wants to meddle in their relationship and gives Aadi’s dad Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) £5,000 to break them up.

With Dev offering Courtney the money, it’s unclear whether or not she’ll be tempted to take the cash after leaving the luxurious life behind.

However, the bribe plot may have sparked another love interest for Courtney as the soap star hinted she could set her sights on Dev next.

She said: “Although Courtney might play dumb, she’s very intelligent and clever and always one step ahead.

“Those scenes (the money ultimatum) were honestly so far my favourite ones to film.

“When I was reading them I was honestly thinking, I would laugh if she ended up with Dev!”

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm

Coronation Street star teases ‘cracks start to show’ in Courtney affair plot

It looks as though there could be trouble in paradise for Coronation Street’s new couple Courtney Vance (played by Stephanie Davis) and Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain).

Earlier this month, it all came to a head when their sneaking around was exposed by Aadi’s dad Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) and the affair was revealed.

Furious by her deceit, Courtney’s husband Darren Vance (Ryan Early) threw his wife out on the street, which resulted in her running to her new beau Aadi as the family allowed her to move in.

However, as they prepare their journey to find their own place, it’s clear Courtney hasn’t thought out their financial situation.

Speaking to and other media publications about what lies ahead, it looks as though there’s a rocky patch ahead for the pair.

The ITV soap star Stephanie Davis said: “She really is fond of him, but I think the cracks do start to show because she’s been so accustomed to that lifestyle with Darren.

“Living the high life and then it’s like, ‘Wow this is my reality now’.

“She is fond of him and I think the more it goes on, you’ll see when the scenes come out they do have this genuine lovely little relationship together. They’re a bit like marmite sometimes.”

Spoilers for the soap reveal next week, Courtney puts pressure on Aadi to look for a place for them to live.

Overhearing their predicament, Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove) suggests looking at Shelly Rossington’s (Natalie Amber) old flat now that it’s up for rent following her death.

Although Aadi promises to look into it, his dad is less than happy with Bernie for supporting their relationship.

However, it looks as though there could be another man in Courtney’s sights as Stephanie teased who could throw a spanner in the works for them all.

Stephanie added: “Darren is a really toxic relationship, he’s already cheated on her loads, the trust has gone and it’s more about money.

“With Aadi he’s too young, he can’t give her the life she’s accustomed to as well, so, will she go for the dad, who’s got both?

“That’s what I see for Courtney! I don’t know but I was laughing, me and Jimmie always laugh and say it would be so funny if we end up together.”

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm.

Coronation Street’s Stephen Reid final victim ‘sealed’ as fans spot crucial clue

Coronation Street fans believe they’ve worked out who Stephen Reid’s (played by Todd Boyce) last victim will be as his downfall looms.

During Wednesday night’s episode, fans of the ITV soap saw the police inform Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) that the body which had been discovered was Leo Thompkins’ (Joe Frost).

Distraught, Jenny broke down realising the man she had loved was killed rather than abandoning her as she had thought for over a year.

However, what she doesn’t yet know is the person responsible for his death is her current partner Stephen.

Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) told the police Leo and Stephen had had a scrap before his disappearance and he was brought in for questioning.

However, the serial killer tried to pin the blame on Leo’s dad Teddy Thompkins (Grant Burgin), who he also murdered.

It’s no secret that Tim has had his suspicions of Stephen ever since he found out he’d forged life insurance papers on his mum Elaine Jones (Paula Wilcox).

At the end of the episode, viewers saw Tim finishing a late shift by the canal when he spotted Stephen looking cagey.

Spying on him from behind the bushes, he watched as the killer picked up a stick and prodded the water, making sure Teddy’s dumped body wouldn’t be easy to find.

However, when Tim’s phone started ringing Stephen got spooked and fled the scene.

As Tim knows he’s prone to lying and scheming, viewers believe he’ll investigate what Stephen was looking for and potentially discover Teddy’s corpse.

Taking to Twitter, many think Tim’s life could be in danger if Stephen recognises his ringtone. @Fulbut said: “Stephen thinking of his next victim [sic] “Watch out Tim”.

@hollycarruthers added: “Oh no Tim needs to be careful.”

@DebsGlynm commented: “Careful Tim, you will be next ffs.”

@xosassysarahxo tweeted: “Uh oh. Next time Tim’s phone goes off Stephen’s gonna click it was him in the bushes and try to bump him off.”

@demelcy added: “Bet dim Tim forgets to change the ringtone.”

With @Momrocks50 saying:“Oh Tim you’re putting yourself in serious danger now.”

It looks as though time is running out for Stephen as official spoilers reveal Jenny grows concerned that Teddy hasn’t gotten in contact with her to arrange the funeral.

Going to the police station to air her concerns to Officer Craig Tinker (Colson Smith), could a missing person investigation begin?

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm.

Coronation Street serial killer Stephen trapped as Jenny makes discovery

STEPHEN Reid has claimed three lives over the course of his stay in the cobbles – but could two of his murders finally be exposed?

Jenny Connor makes a horrifying discovery next week, leaving the Coronation Street serial killer in more trouble than ever before.


Jenny Connor finds out Leo was killedCredit: ITV


But she soon becomes worried for his father TeddyCredit: ITV


She takes action but could it be dangerous for her?Credit: ITV

The pub landlady played by Sally Ann Matthews was heartbroken when her plans with Leo Thompkins were thwarted last year.

Both lovebirds had the intention of moving away to Canada together and tie the knot but Leo suddenly vanished, leaving Jenny alone and devastated.

Months have since gone by and Jenny found new love in the form of Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce).

However, she soon found out that Leo never actually skipped town without her as his body was found on a building site.

Coming up next week on ITV, Jenny is deeply upset about Leo’s murder and wonders if she should pay his father Teddy a visit.

Stephen tries to quash the idea but Jenny confides in Glenda Shuttleworth (Jodie Prenger) that she’s worried about Teddy as he must be grief-stricken and it seems odd that he’s not been in touch regarding Leo’s funeral.

Jenny calls at the police station and voices her concerns to Craig Tinker (Colson Smith).

Little does she know that Teddy has also been killed… by none other than Stephen Reid.

Viewers of the Manchester-based drama will remember that both Leo and Teddy realised Stephen was up to no good and they were ready to turn him in.

Unwilling to face the consequences of his actions, which include the murder of entrepreneur Rufus Donahue and spiking Carla Connor with LSD, Stephen struck back by murdering them and disposing of their bodies.

Will Craig figure it all out?


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Walls are closing in on the evil businessman and his downfall is clearly imminent as actor Todd Boyce recently celebrated his upcoming exit with several of his Corrie co-stars.

Todd and his TV pals gathered round at the Dockyard Pub in Manchester on Wednesday, September 13.

But his on-screen alter ego’s downfall may have to wait a little longer as Jenny is also troubled by the fate of her beloved pub, the Rovers Return Inn.

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.


Stephen has claimed three lives in CorrieCredit: ITV


How will his downfall play out?Credit: ITV