What’s around the cor­ner on

Manchester Evening News - - THE DIARY -

IF Weather­field had a fore­cast for 2020, res­i­dents should pre­pare to bat­ten down the hatches. Af­ter the hor­ri­fy­ing events of Christ­mas, Storm Win­dass is show­ing no sign of let­ting up, leav­ing a path of destruc­tion in his wake - and there are reper­cus­sions for more than one fam­ily.

The ter­ri­ble sins of Gary Win­dass com­mit­ted over the past year, lead­ing to a terrifying armed siege on Christ­mas Day, come back to haunt him and oth­ers.

So buckle up, here’s what lies ahead for your favourite Corona­tion Street char­ac­ters in the soap’s 60th an­niver­sary year.

GARY WIN­DASS

The for­mer fam­ily man be­came the soap’s lat­est su­pervil­lain over his at­tempts to cover up the ac­ci­den­tal death of Rana Habeeb in his sab­o­tage of the Un­der­world fac­tory roof.

He mur­dered his loan shark boss Rick Neelan and ac­cord­ing to ac­tor Mikey North, who plays the ex-sol­dier, the fall­out of Christ­mas sees him turn back to the dark side. He told Ra­dioTimes.com: “He’s go­ing to turn back to the dark side when some­thing very un­ex­pected hap­pens - and I can’t say any more!”

DAVID AND SHONA

They’ve only just got mar­ried but sadly it ap­pears David Platt could lose an­other wife in tragic cir­cum­stances. In the hospi­tal, a doctor ex­plains to the Platts that they’re plan­ning to re­move Shona’s breath­ing tube in the hope she can now breathe by her­self. Nick sug­gests to David that he should al­low Shona’s friends to visit as it could be the last time they see her. Will she defy the odds or is David about the face the ul­ti­mate heart­break?

DANIEL AND BETHANY

The bur­geon­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween Daniel and Bethany was never go­ing to be filed away af­ter Sinead’s death, was it?

Be­fore Sinead passed away, she saw the writ­ing was on the wall and faced up to the ob­vi­ous at­trac­tion be­tween the pair. In 2020 we’re set to see the next chap­ter in their story as young dad Daniel faces life as a wid­ower.

Daniel takes baby Ber­tie for his jabs, but af­ter the first one his son screams the place down. When Bethany calls at Daniel’s flat and he ex­plains how he couldn’t bear to put him through the rest, she’s the one to as­sure him that Ber­tie is fine.

JADE AND FIZ

Sin­is­ter Jade made her mys­te­ri­ous en­trance in Fiz and Ty­rone’s lives as a nanny and tu­tor when Fiz ar­rived back from Birmingham with un­ruly daugh­ter Hope.

As she was told her ser­vices were no longer needed, she was un­masked to view­ers as the daugh­ter of Fiz’s killer late hus­band John Stape – and her evil plan knocks the Stape and Dobbs fam­ily for six in the new year. Af­ter Hope breaks her arm they’re vis­ited by a so­cial worker who re­veals that doc­tors have raised con­cerns. Fiz, Ty­rone and Eve­lyn are quizzed about her in­juries. They’re stunned to be told that their ver­sion of events doesn’t match Hope’s – and they’re dev­as­tated when the so­cial worker tells the cou­ple she has no choice but to take Hope and Ty­rone’s daugh­ter Ruby into foster care.

MICHAEL AND GRACE

New char­ac­ter Michael Bai­ley’s at­tempt to get to know his se­cret daugh­ter Tianna with ex-part­ner Grace will also take cen­tre stage in the new year.

The sto­ry­line ex­plores the is­sue of co-par­ent­ing, get­ting on with your ex and putting dif­fer­ences aside.

Maria and Gary re­cently dis­cov­ered that she’s preg­nant with Gary’s baby and with the res­i­dents of Corona­tion Street reel­ing af­ter find­ing out the truth about his work, they them­selves are try­ing to work out the ground rules be­tween them and whether Maria can get over what hap­pened. But then some­thing else hap­pens to test their re­la­tion­ship.

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