In next week's Coronation Street spoilers Max’s actions have terrifying repercussions at a local drop-in session for refugees, while Daisy isn’t impressed by the sudden arrival of her mother Christina.
Plus, Carla ought to perhaps be watching her back where serial killer Stephen is concerned, while Chesney has dreams of being a burger entrepreneur.
Full spoilers ahead for Coronation Street in the week of 23-27 January, 2023.
Max is arrested after murder attempt
A refugee drop-in session at Speed Daal is being promoted, but Max is disparaging about the event and storms off when Daryan tries to hand him a flyer.
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Later on, Max is seen listening on his phone to Blake delivering a racist rant outside Speed Daal and promising to put a stop to the drop-in session. And as Blake enters the restaurant while secretly filming himself, it’s clear that his target is Maria, who’s there to deliver a speech welcoming the refugees.
As it turns out, Blake is intending to go on a stabbing spree. But once he gets arrested, he makes out to the police that he was inspired by Max’s videos. Taking a look at the footage, Max’s family warn him that the racist material could see him charged with encouraging terrorism, which carries a 10-year sentence. And when DS Swain calls round to No 8, Max soon finds himself under arrest on suspicion of incitement to murder.
Daisy’s mum Christina arrives
There’s double trouble for Daisy. First, there’s another unwanted bouquet delivery from Justin, as well as a box of chocolates. It seems her stalker is upping the ante…
Then, we have the sudden arrival of Daisy’s mum Christina, who’s told in no uncertain terms that her presence is not wanted at her upcoming wedding. Christina, though, isn’t giving up and is seen subsequently handing Daniel a necklace that belonged to her mother and commenting that she’d like Daisy to wear it on her big day.
Daniel then tells Daisy that he’s booked a table at the Bistro to cheer her up. But when Daisy arrives dressed to the nines, she’s furious to discover that Daniel has duped her into building bridges with her mum, who's sitting there at the table.
Stephen is humiliated by Carla
Stephen is left fuming when Carla orders him to help Kirk out in packing. And a tense situation becomes even more fraught when an old business associate of Stephen’s by the name of Dick Havisham turns up at the factory.
During Dick’s visit, Carla explains about Stephen’s duties in packing, all of which leaves the Street’s latest killer feeling utterly humiliated. And after Stephen makes out that he’s actually a senior consultant, Carla sacks him for lying! So, will this decision make Carla a marked woman? And can Stephen sweet-talk his way back into Underworld?
Is Peanut a chinchilla killer?
Kirk and Beth are going on holiday and need someone to look after Peanut – enter Fiz with a suggestion that Hope can do it in return for payment.
After Hope secures a £10 deal, Peanut enters No 9 but seems to take an instant growling dislike to Cilla the chinchilla. And, later on, Hope will be seen letting out a scream after she finds poor Cilla dead on the carpet – while Peanut watches on from her basket.
Chesney’s new business plan
There’s disappointing news for Gemma, who finds that without the necessary qualifications, her childcare plans appear to be dead in the water.
But Chesney has a fresh business idea: he has dreams of opening a burger joint, which he wants to call ChesBurger. But when he uses their wedding money to fund this enterprise, Gemma is left furious.
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