Peter and Toyah’s deal is off Corrie
peter and toyah’s baby blues continue as their surrogate mum says ‘no’!
story so far
Peter Barlow and Toyah Battersby’s love story is a messy one… Peter’s constantly fighting his alcohol and gambling demons, and he’s wanted a drink more than once during his time with desperate-to-be-a-mum Toyah, and the toll and cost of their IVF treatment.
A shedload of money and a river of tears later, Toyah wasn’t pregnant and she had to accept that IVF wasn’t going to be the answer to her baby prayer.
Her new life with Peter as landlady and landlord of the Rovers Return helped ease her pain. But Toyah still wanted a baby and they turned to surrogacy.
Peter and Toyah have found a surrogate mother for the baby Toyah dreams of having… but she may not be around for long!
History comes back to bite them, hard, when they throw a brewery party in the Rovers. The celebrations are in full swing when Jacqui, the surrogate, turns up for a meeting with Peter and Toyah and everything starts to go horribly wrong for them, right in front of the woman they want to have their baby.
‘Jon from the brewery discovers Peter is an alcoholic,’ reveals our Corrie source
He makes so much noise about this revelation that Jacqui hears everything and she’s deeply unimpressed.
And we can see why being a surrogate for an alcoholic would raise some red flags. Just think how Jacqui would react if she also knew about how Peter has come and gone from his son Simon Barlow’s life. She’d be gone faster than Peter could say ‘Give us a drink’ – if he had fallen off the wagon. And the way things are going, he just might!
As it is, Jacqui takes off, with Toyah going after her, begging for a fair hearing. Will Jacqui listen, though?
‘Toyah believes that she and Peter can be a proper family,’ says Georgia Taylor, who plays the wannabe mum. ‘They have a lot to offer a child.’
But can they convince Jacqui of that? Or should they look closer to home for someone else to have their baby?
Boss man Jon isn’t impressed to hear that Peter is an alcoholic! And he’s not the only one shocked by the news… Toyah’s totally devastated when surrogate mum Jacqui walks out on their proposed arrangement!