Saturday 21 April 2018

Emotional scenes as Corrie’s Liz and Steve finally hand over the Rovers Return pub

The end of an era will spell a new beginning for Liz – for better or for worse.

Rovers Return (ITV/PA)
Rovers Return (ITV/PA)

By Francesca Gosling

Coronation Street viewers will witness the end of an era tonight as Liz and Steve finally sign away the Rovers Return.

The ITV soap’s famous pub will change hands after Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) was forced to sell up to pay for his divorce from Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh).

An emotional episode will see his mum Liz (Beverley Callard) say her last goodbyes to the watering hole as she prepares for a new job as a receptionist at the medical centre.

Liz clashes with Moira in her new job (ITV/PA)

But her new beginning could spell trouble as she clashes straight away with her new boss, Moira, played by The Archers star Louiza Patikas.

Used to pulling pints for local friendly faces, Liz struggles to cope as she is thrown in at the deep end with a mounting queue of patients and a constantly ringing phone.

The drama will continue elsewhere on the Cobbles on Wednesday as the Bethany Platt grooming storyline takes a new turn.

After weeks of keeping details of her ordeal a secret, Bethany (Lucy Fallon) finally confides in her friend Craig Tinker (Colson Smith) that her devious ex-boyfriend forced her to have sex with policeman – and Craig’s own mentor – Neil.

Coronation Street continues at 7.30pm on ITV on Wednesday.

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