Coronation Street: Gary confronts a struggling Bethany before she fights back against her bully

Her health and education will suffer next week but will Bethany continue on a downward spiral?

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Bethany Platt will be the subject of yet more taunting and bullying in next week’s Coronation Street. While trying out the new swing David has bought for the kids in memory of Kylie’s birthday, it collapses under her weight. Craig takes a photograph of her lying in a heap on the floor and posts it online for all to see.

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When Bethany sees the photo she is mortified and shouts at a bewildered Craig, who tells her he didn’t mean to draw attention to her weight and that he thinks she is beautiful. Horrified, Bethany pops some of the diet pills she bought online.

After a workout on the treadmill leads Bethany to collapse, Gary finds her medication and confronts her. Later, she tells him she has binned the pills but Gary remains worried. To distract mum Sarah from finding out about her extreme dieting she instead draws attention to her poor exam results and tells her she has failed three, promising to retake them.

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Later, in the gym again, Lauren finds Bethany and makes some cruel remarks about her weight. At the end of her tether, Bethany finally snaps and punches Lauren. Gary sees it all and is persuaded not to tell Sarah what is going on as long as Bethany promises to tell the school about the bullying.

Will Bethany keep her word and report Lauren’s behaviour? Will she be able to retake her exams and get better results or will her concealed dieting lead to further turmoil?

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

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