Corrie spoilers: Return teased amid Chesney and Gemma heartbreak

Coronation Street’s boss Iain MacLeod has teased that an upcoming storyline for Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) and Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) will involve the return of a familiar face.

The family will be plunged into chaos when the stress of feeding five mouths and financial woes send them to the brink – as Joseph feels rejected and goes missing.

But add into the mix another person, what dynamic will they bring?

The producer told Metro.co.uk: ‘There’s widespread panic and it leads to a different story for another family. He won’t be tearaway – much more vulnerability. He’s not the new David Platt and it’s really heartbreaking.

‘The wider families make terrible decisions – Bernie for one, makes an act that is for the right reasons but brings families into a major feud. It makes the whole Street look sideways at the Brown family, and also threatens the burgeoning friendship with Dev.

‘It spins off into a story that will see a reintroduction to the household that will provide another threat. There’s a lot going on but I think that family can handle it. Sam is a mature actor but he’s the male of the girl next door, he’s an every dad. His performances are so moving – the family is central part of 2022.’

And there is a lot more to explore too – as Gemma tries her best to be a continued ally to the deaf community.

Iain added: ‘We certainly don’t forget that. Gemma in her eagerness to be an ally to the deaf community goes ever so slightly too far. It brings itself to a significant incident of public disorder but in a Corrie way. Gemma never quite knows how to quit, she will succeed in increments but on the way, she will lay waste to a lot of relationships.

‘I hope it won’t be didactic and wiggling our fingers. It’s a Gemma story but an important undertone of topics like disability access. We do like to tell stories of a kind of drama karma – promoting big discussions. ‘Dolly Rose is incredibly proficient – she has taken it upon herself for loads more than necessary in her own time – she has undertaken exams and qualifications. They all are throwing themselves in with gusto. It matters a lot to them.’

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