Coronation Street’s Emma Brooker devastated when her dad dies – bringing mum Fiona Middleton back to Weatherfield


CORONATION Street’s Emma Brooker is left devastated when her dad dies – although the tragedy brings her mum Fiona Middleton back to Weatherfield.

The Sun revealed last week that Angela Griffin will return to the show after more than 20 years.

As they were – Emma and her mum, Fiona

Alexandra Mardell, 18, who plays Angela’s teenage daughter, has become a favourite on the soap since her arrival earlier this year.

Although she’s been seen as a fun character, viewers will now see a different side to her as she comes to terms with the death of the man she calls dad.

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Viewers are set to see a different side of Emma as she grieves her dad’s death[/caption]

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Mum Fiona, played by the talented Angela, will break the sad news to her daughter[/caption]

A TV source tells us: “Emma hasn’t mentioned her family much since arriving on the cobbles but she does love them.

“She’s going to be completely devastated by the sudden death of her dad. She was the apple of his eye and she worshipped him.

“It’s going to be really tough for her. Especially when her mum Fiona visits to tell her the heartbreaking news.

“Alexandra is one of the most popular actresses in the show for her comedy work but bosses really want to show what she can do with a dramatic storyline.”

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The hairdresser is in for a dramatic time – as her mum is set to deliver some more dramatic news[/caption]



But it looks like the storyline is set to take another twist – as soap stalwart Steve McDonald (played by Simon Gregson, 44) is told by Angela that he is the real dad of Fiona’s daughter Emma.

Angela was Coronation Street’s first major black character, appearing for more than 250 episodes as Fiona before she left Weatherfield for good in autumn 1998.

She dated Steve and had an affair with his father Jim.

News of that fling also doomed her wedding to detective Alan McKenna just as they were about to tie the knot. The pair had a son Morgan.

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What will her return mean for Steve?[/caption]

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Fiona’s best friend was Maxine… until both their infidelities were revealed[/caption]

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Fiona dated Steve and had an affair with his father Jim[/caption]

Steve and Fiona reconciled but she threw him out and ended their relationship after he cheated with her best mate Maxine Peacock (Tracy Shaw).

A TV source said: “Angela’s return is short and sweet but it has huge implications for Steve.

“She’s back on screens and will find out that the dates that he was with Fiona tally up to when Emma was born.”

In scenes to be shot soon, Steve is told by mum Liz (Beverley Callard) that Emma would have been conceived in 1998 when he and Fiona were dating.

Liz tells Steve: “No wonder you failed maths. Count back nine months.”

Steve then says: “How do you remember that? I can’t remember who I was seeing last month let alone in 1998? Emma can’t be my daughter. I don’t want another daughter.”

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