GIVEN CONTROL OF UNDERWORLD IN Aidan’s WILL, Alya QUICKLY TAKES CHARGE, FORCING Carla AND THE CONNOR FAMILY TO PROTECT THE FAMILY BUSINESS.
Aidan Connor’s recent suicide shocked and devastated his family and everyone in the close-knit community but when Michelle (Kym Marsh) found a copy of her cousin’s will, bigger shocks were in store...
Confiding in Carla and Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) – to spare Johnny (Richard Hawley) and Kate (Faye Brooks) further heartache – Michelle reveals Aidan had bequeathed ownership of the Underworld factory to his colleague Alya (Sair Khan). Given that Carla (Alison King) had recently gifted the business to her half-brother, it made Alya sole owner and the Connor family’s boss!
At first, Michelle, Carla and Jenny hid the news from everyone, until Imran found a copy of Aidan’s will and promptly told Alya of her inheritance. Outraged, Alya immediately seized the business, shocking Johnny who blasted the women for keeping the secret... before angrily insisting that his son’s last wishes be respected.
Forced to watch Alya assert her authority and, in the process, make sweeping changes that only antagonised the factory’s loyal workforce, Carla and Jenny sought Adam’s legal advice and were shocked when he suggested they could contest the will by claiming Aidan was of unsound mind when he wrote the document. Reluctant to publicly question Aidan’s insanity (which would upset Johnny), Carla instead offered Alya Aidan’s original shareholding in the factory, prior to him being made sole owner – but Alya angrily rejected it, forcing the women into a fierce clash over the future of the business.
With Alya quickly being overwhelmed by the day-today operations of the factory, she’s being forced into making many questionable decisions which Carla and the Connor family may eventually take advantage of to dethrone her from her position of power. The risk is a serious and most unpleasant corporate war...
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CORONATION STREET WEEKNIGHTS AT 7.20PM ON UKTV Alya (Sair Khan) faces off with Carla (Alison King).