Coronation Street: abortion clash for Phelan and Nicola

Father and daughter will fall out after Nicola discovers that she's pregnant

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Coronation Street’s Pat Phelan looks set to fall out with daughter Nicola Rubenstein when she discovers that she’s pregnant.

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Recent press reports revealed that Nicola will be left expecting Gary Windass’s baby following a passionate one-night stand.

But her next course of action will lead to a bust-up with dad Pat after he finds out that she plans to have a termination.

Speaking about the upcoming drama, producer Kate Oates told RadioTimes.com: “There’s a really interesting storyline coming up that sees Phelan’s daughter Nicola consider having an abortion after finding out that she’s pregnant.

“And Phelan is dead against it – for him, it’s morally awful. So I find it fascinating that his conscience is this infinitely flexible instrument.”

Phelan has, of course, been wrestling with his many demons of late after learning that Nicola is his long-lost daughter. So might this latest development add yet another layer to this already complex Corrie villain? 

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