Nefarious Callum Logan may have been bumped off during Coronation Street’s recent live episode, but his spirit looks set to live on when Sarah (Tina O’Brien) finds out that she’s expecting his baby.
An ITV source said: “It is a great twist by Corrie bosses. Sarah will be left with a heartbreaking dilemma about whether or not to keep evil Callum’s baby.”
Scenes shown last month saw Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) bludgeon Callum with a wrench, with the Platts then conspiring to stash his corpse down a manhole at No 8.
This pregnancy curveball, though, looks set to test Sarah’s resolve as the family bid to keep Callum’s death under wraps.
Speaking to the Mirror, the insider added: “The decision threatens to tear the Platt family apart as they are already struggling to cope with keeping Callum’s death a secret and now have this bombshell. Callum was horrible to Sarah and would have killed her if he had the chance. Now she has his baby inside her.
“Could she learn to love a baby that is Callum’s or will she decide she has no choice but to terminate the pregnancy?”
Next week’s episodes of Coronation Street will see events take an increasingly sinister turn when David threatens to frame Sarah for the crime of killing Callum after he discovers that she’s been confiding in local vicar Billy.
“Sarah is David’s sister, but if push came to shove, he’d definitely dob Sarah in rather than Kylie,” says actor Jack P Shepherd. “He’d just try to blame everything on Sarah and say, ‘I’ve got no idea, she did it all, isn’t she terrible, send her down!'”
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