Coronation Street: Steph left mortified as ‘revenge porn’ pictures appear online – Tisha Merry interview

Will unscrupulous Jamie be arrested as a result of his actions?

Actress Tisha Merry has spoken out about the current Coronation Street plotline that has found her character Steph Britton at the centre of a ‘revenge porn’ controversy.

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Next week’s episodes of the ITV soap will see Steph’s embittered ex-boyfriend Jamie upload naked pictures of her online after Steph discovers all about his blackmailing of Luke and tells him to do his worst.

“I feel really privileged to be involved in this storyline,” says Merry. “It’s really important to raise awareness of issues such as this. I hope people watch and have a reaction to it – because I don’t think it’s talked about a lot at the minute and people need to know damaging revenge porn can be.”

In the aftermath of the images appearing online, Steph will be seen reeling as friends message to say that they’ve seen the shots. Adds Merry: “For Steph, those pictures will always be there now and she will never, ever forget this horrible ordeal. It will be with her forever – it won’t blow over in a couple of days.

“She feels sick to the stomach. It really knocks her sideways. It’s the furthest thing from her mind – she’s completely forgotten all about the photos and she could never in a million years have predicted that this would have been the situation that Luke had found himself in and that Jamie would use these pictures to his own advantage so far down the line. Steph feels disgusted.”

Thankfully, Steph will be supported through the ordeal by Andy, who – once he finds out about what’s been going on – swears revenge upon Jamie.

“Andy’s very mad, but he’s angry about the situation, not at her. He’s furious at Jamie because of all the people who will have now seen the pictures.”

Scenes to be shown on Friday 27 November see Andy and Steph’s brother Luke track down Jamie to his local. Pinning him to the floor, Andy reveals to Jamie’s current girlfriend what he did to Steph.

Pretty soon, Steph is also turning up – with the police in tow. So will Jamie end up being arrested?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s Coronation Street below.

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