Coronation Street fans have been calling for Evelyn Plummer (played by Maureen Lipman) to return and sort her grandson out after recent scenes. It comes after Tyrone Hobbs (Alan Halsall) admitted to having romantic feelings for Alina Pop (Ruxandra Porojnicu) despite being in a long term relationship with Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine). And in upcoming weeks, Tyrone’s behaviour will force him into making a choice – does he need the wise and sometimes brutal words of his grandmother to ensure he does the right thing? Express.co.uk spoke to the characters involved in this storyline about what’s to come.
This week, official soap spoilers have explained how Alina is considering setting up her own pop-up beauticians in the salon.
Fans will see Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon) seize the opportunity to book an appointment and spend some time with Alina, one on one, which leaves the younger lady feeling unnerved.
Later that day, Tyrone and Fiz meet for lunch but the atmosphere is tenser than ever, especially when Tyrone discusses their future – should they want to be together, Fiz has to forgive him.
She confides in Maria about how she can’t get the image of Tyrone and Alina sharing a kiss out of her mind.
Having reached a decision, Fiz assures Tyrone that she does want them to work things out but there’s something he needs to do first and in the following scene, Tyrone tells Alina that for the sake of his family, she needs to leave him alone and move away. But how will Alina react?
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Fans have started to wonder whether the only person who can sort out Tryone’s mess is his grandmother Evelyn.
The no-nonsense battle-axe has a direct way with words, will she make him see sense?
Taking to Twitter to comment, one remarked: “Imagine how Evelyn would react to Tyrone’s fling with Alina. She would have his guts for garters #corrie.”
“Tyrone should be thankful Evelyn’s away… @itvcorrie #corrie (sic),” someone else wrote.
A third added: “Hello Evelyn get back from Canada your Tyrone needs a slap #Corrie.”
“Where’s Evelyn? Bet she’d have a few choice words for Tyrone. #coronationstreet,” a tweet read.
“[Does Fiz think her relationship can come back from Tyrone’s betrayal?] I say chat, but it’s more of a sort of threatening monologue from Fiz.
“She thinks if that doesn’t work then she doesn’t know what will, she thinks she’s maybe frightened Alina off. She does run away in tears.”
When asked whether Fiz can look past Tyrone’s infidelity, Jennie said: “I don’t know he’s the only thing Fiz has got really, she’s told him she thinks he’s stupid and he should just take up cycling instead.
“And she tells her [Alina] to stay away from him [Tyrone]. I don’t know else she can do, we all live on the Street so that’s all she [can do].”
Perhaps Fiz needs advice from Evelyn to throw out Tyrone and get a man who truly deserves her?
When asked whether Tyrone is having a midlife crisis, Jennie said: “He might be.”
“Fiz does suggest this and suggests that maybe he ought to take up cycling which may offend quite a lot of people in life.
“She says ‘Why don’t you get a sports car or take up cycling or something. Isn’t that what middle-aged blokes do?’ Sorry middle-aged blokes out there, I think cycling’s great!” She laughed.
Coronation Street airs tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.