Coronation Street Christmas storylines: Love triangle, death heartache and big decision

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Coronation Street will air a mixture of heartache and joy this Christmas, as the festive season hits Weatherfield.

Corrie spoilers recently released tease one couple finally getting back on track, after a tough year – months on from last Christmas bringing them tragedy.

One resident struggles in the lead-up, unable to cope after a tragic loss.

Elsewhere, and a romance could be on the rocks as a love triangle is tipped to form between three characters.

Full spoilers are yet to be confirmed by the ITV soap and are expected next month, but here's what we know so far…

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Heartache for Leanne

Christmas will be a tough time for Leanne Battersby, and her loved ones after the tragic death of her young son Oliver.

Little Oliver, 3, passes away in upcoming scenes after his battle with Mitochondrial disease.

Coronation Street's Leanne will struggle this Christmas
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Oliver's parents and family will struggle with their first Christmas without him, and Leanne falls apart.

ITV boss Kevin Lygo recently revealed of the scenes: "After Oliver's death, Leanne's grief is heightened as she watches Nick play happy families with his new-found son."

David and Shona back on track

David and Shona will finally get back on track
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David Platt and wife Shona were hit with tragedy nearly a year ago, when she was shot during the Christmas Day siege.

After falling into a coma, she woke up with memory loss and had forgotten David and his family – and most of her time on the street.

The past year has been tough as Shona continues to adapt to the effects of her injury, with David also trying to stay strong for his family and kids.

Shona almost died last Christmas
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Shona and David have grown closer in recent months, and Christmas will see the pair finally get their marriage back on track.

Lygo said: "On Corrie, David and Shona Platt look back to put the troubles of the past behind them and vow to get their marriage back on track."

Corrie boss Iain MacLeod recently said: "We wanted to explore how we got them back to closeness, intimacy and a happy ending.

"In short, it will be a happy ending. It will be resolved on or around Christmas, and I'm really pleased with the story."

Todd sparks trouble for Billy and Paul

Todd tries to split up Paul and Billy

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Todd Grimshaw's recent return sparked chaos on the cobbles, with ex Billy Mayhew stunned to see him after three years away.

But despite promising not to cause trouble, he has an evil plan in mind.

Todd plans to come between Billy and boyfriend Paul, wanting to split them up so that they can reunite.

But will his intentions work, and will this lead to heartache for Paul?

Lygo added: "Todd Grimshaw is determined to win back his ex, Billy, and plots to break up Paul and Billy."

Nick's new life

Nick gets to know his son Sam

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Nick Tilsley was shocked to recently bump into his ex Natasha, and he soon discovered he had a secret son.

He was soon introduced to Sam, and decided he wanted to be a part of his life.

The news was bittersweet, as his stepson Oliver was battling for his life in hospital.

Nick is keen to spend time with his son in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas, but the news leaves Leanne heartbroken.

Lygo explained: "After Oliver's death, Leanne's grief is heightened as she watches Nick play happy families with his new-found son."

Fallout of 60th anniversary

Ray Crosby sparks chaos

Plans for the huge 60th anniversary episodes are slowly being released, with this set to be the big moment of the year.

What viewers do know is that villain Ray Crosby is trying to buy several of the buildings on the street, to demolish them for the land.

Not only that, but Debbie Webster is actually helping him, while it was recently teased there would be a big "community" storyline on the way.

Corrie favourite Yasmeen Nazir is awaiting her trial
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Whatever happens, the fallout will no doubt continue over the festive period.

Other things expected to air soon after a major storyline was pushed back earlier this year include trouble for Gary Windass, and Yasmeen Nazir's trial.

Gary's killer secret was supposed to come under threat in May, with scenes leading back to the woods where he buried Rick Neeson.

Yasmeen's trial was also meant to air around then, but Covid filming restrictions led to changes to the storyline.

The Gary storyline could be revisited
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Both storylines are thought to be airing still at some point, and while he didn't specify which plot Iain recently told press earlier this year: "It’s been mostly changing things around to simplify things.

"There was a high profile week planned with a location shoot and that ended up in the bin.

"The story remained, we just had to refigure and retained the big set piece – it’s going to happen later in the year around Christmas. That was our only big casualty – you can work out most things."

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.

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