Tracy Barlow is to find solace in the arms of builder Tony Stewart (Terence Maynard) after discovering that Rob (Marc Baylis) killed Tina McIntyre.
Scenes to be shown this winter will see Tracy reeling from the shock about Rob, only to have an illicit fling with Liz McDonald’s boyfriend.
“I’m filming these scenes at the moment,” Kate Ford tells RadioTimes.com. “It’s not the same dynamic between Tracy and Tony as it was between Tracy and Rob. It’s a much darker and more dysfunctional relationship. It’s much more seedy.”
Tracy has already been seen doing dodgy deals with Tony at Barlow’s Buys while a summer promo broadcast earlier this year hinted at a fresh frisson between the pair.
Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn added: “Tony is arrogant enough to think he can take on Tracy!”
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