Coronation Street star Sair Khan says the latest heartbreaking batch of scripts has turned the cast into emotional "wrecks".
The actress, who plays Alya Nazir in the ITV soap, said some of the stars have even been left "weeping" after reading the upcoming storylines.
There’s been a bit of a shake up in Weatherfield thanks to new producer Iain MacLeod, who had vowed to inject some "comedy and character" back into the show after some viewers complained about it being too dark.
But it seems he could be doing the exact opposite.
I’m A Celeb star Sair, 30, told the Daily Star : "We’ve just been reading the most heartbreaking Coronation Street scripts.
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"I’ve been weeping like a baby – a lot of us were. We will be wrecks by the end of it."
She added: "The viewers are in for one hell of a rollercoaster."
It’s believed that the new show boss is lining up at least one tragic death on the soap.
Sair as Alya
The change-up comes after some viewers threatened to boycott the show when former producer Kate Oates was overseeing it.
While Kate’s storylines, including David Platt’s rape, Aidan Connor’s suicide and Billy the vicar’s drug use, were praised by some for bringing attention to important issues, some felt the show had become too dark.
Pat Phelan’s murderous rampage was complained about to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom more than 500 times, and veteran presenter Paul O’Grady compared the soap to Syria because of its violent storylines.
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When MacLeod took over the show, he said it was "at its best when it’s got comedy in it" to balance the "heartbreaking poignant stuff".
That could mean that the heartbreak to come will be balanced out with plenty of light-hearted humour.
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