Coronation Street fans can breathe a sigh of relief: Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) isn’t being killed off!
Fans have been fearing for the Street stalwart’s future ever since she was diagnosed with a brain tumour back in September, with a #SaveRita campaign even being launched on social media.
But to Rita’s relief, she was told by a doctor that the tumour is benign – news that puts the Kabin Queen out of danger.
Scenes just broadcast saw a concerned Gemma barge her way into the consultation, thwarting Rita’s efforts to keep her appointment a secret.
But, in the end, she was thankful for her friend’s determination to be by her side when the doctor gave her diagnosis.
In a celebratory mood, an emotional Rita and Gemma then headed to the Rovers where she shared her good news with the likes of Jenny and Audrey.
No doubt viewers will also be raising a glass themselves right about now…
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