Coronation Street boss reveals scrapped storyline for fan favourite | The Sun

CORONATION Street's boss has revealed a scrapped storyline for a fan favourite.

Iain MacLeod spoke to The Sun about the major storylines coming up on the ITV soap.

But he also revealed how a storyline for Abi Webster that was teased earlier this year was scrapped.

Abi – played by Sally Carman-Duttine – was due to reconnect with someone from her past.

But there has been no sign of it – and there’s good reason for that.

Iain explained: “It's not gone away, but it's been pushed down the order somewhat. 

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“As often happens in shows like ours, you have pitches that you're going to play and then mischievous writers come in and pitch things that are similar but competing, and then my job is to go, ‘Oh, actually, these stories have some overlap, and which of them is it better to play strategically now and which of them should we wait for for?’ 

“And yeah, the Abi story that I alluded to, got pushed aside. 

“I won’t tell you by which story because then you'll probably work out what the Abi story was. 

“But yeah, there was another story that came along and actually, strategically it made more sense to do that one first. So it's still there, but it's just not yet in the show.”

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Iain also revealed there would be five major returns, one heartbreaking death, a shocking Christmas exit in Coronation Street over the coming months.

As well as confirming The Sun’s exclusives of Lucy Fallon’s Bethany Platt and Ciaran Griffiths’ Damon Hay’s returns, Iain revealed that Will Mellor will soon return to his role as gangster Harvey Gaskell.

And he won’t be alone. Jacqueline Leonard is making a full-time return as Linda Hancock while Matt Milburn will make his comeback as Weatherfield County’s former star player Tommy Orpington.

Coronation Street airs on ITV1 and ITVX.

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