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5-9 November: Steve McDonald doesn't make the cut for Weatherfield's five-a-side football team and Syed's former missus Amira demands the return of their daughter


Coronation Street


One Steve McDonald! There’s only one Steve McDonald! Yet the all-round comedy legend and Rovers regular hasn’t made the cut for the five-a-side football team. Not that he gets any sympathy: Rob suggests he should be a Mr Blobby mascot. Not a very charitable observation there, Mr Johnny-come-lately. But the footie isn’t the main source of tension in the pub – that honour goes to Gloria, who’s publicly debagged by Lancashire Leisure.


What is it with soaps and badly run B&Bs? In the same week as Corrie’s Gloria gets caught out, Kim also faces officialdom’s wrath. Mind you, they do have a point where Kim’s Palace is concerned, what with the out-of-date food and mouse droppings on the breakfast plates. With hygiene the way it is, it’s no wonder Amira wants Yasmin away from the Square. Yes, Syed’s former missus is back and demanding her daughter’s return. Are we in for a tug-of-love?



Chas is crying into her prison tabard as Dan pays her a visit, Gennie is red with fury, while Katie is certainly ruing the day she set Robbie up on CCTV. But save your gasps for Marlon’s dog, Daisy, who comes off her lead and gets hit by Ashley’s car. To whom should Marlon turn in his hour of need? Surely not former best mate but current sworn enemy Paddy? After all, the village vet is suspended from duty for the next six months. But, come on, Paddy – you can’t just let a dog die!