Coronation Street reveals Carla’s kidney failure secret – can Roy save her life?

Or are the Corrie writers planning Carla's tragic death?


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Coronation Street - Ep 9340

Friday 29th December 2017 

Roy Cropper [DAVID NEILSON] arrives in the bistro and reluctantly takes his seat next to Carla Connor [ALISON KING], but when he spots her mojito, he’s horrified and heads out.  Carla goes after him.  

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Coronation Street has tonight revealed that Carla Connor could die if she doesn’t receive much-needed medical help.


Corrie fans have known that the Weatherfield heroine has been hiding a big secret ever since she returned to the ITV soap last Friday. But it was only in scenes just shown that we discovered exactly what was wrong with her.

In the run-up to the big revelation, Carla was seen persuading her beloved friend Roy to join the Connor family at the Bistro for New Year’s Eve.

But when Roy entered the upmarket eatery, he was horrified to see Carla with a mojito in hand. After reprimanding her, Roy walked out, only to be pursued back to the cafe by Carla, who eventually explained that she was drinking lemonade rather than alcohol.


Roy was then seen imploring Carla to face the fact that she has kidney failure and might die if she doesn’t turn to her family for help.

But with Carla adamant that she can handle the situation on her own, it was left to Roy to secretly start searching online for ways to donate a kidney. However, there’s no saying that he’ll be a match, despite his determination to not lose another loved one after wife Hayley’s death.

So, has Coronation Street brought Carla back merely to give her a tragic demise? Or can Roy find a way to save his friend’s life?

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