Coronation Street: Episode 9958 airs, Monday 23 December 2019, on ITV/STV/UTV at 19:30.
Devised by Tony Warren
Written by Mark Wadlow
Directed by Peter Rose
Series Producer: Iain MacLeod
The factory opening day is a cracker. Nick and Sarah unveil the refurbished factory to the staff, keeping quiet about Derek’s change of heart. Gary turns up with Maria, irritating Sarah, and Adam lets slip to Nick how Gary once got rough with Sarah. Sozzled in the street, Derek admits to Izzy that he never owned the factory. Nick orders Gary to never set foot in the factory again just as Izzy returns, forcing Gary to announce he owns the place.
Fiz fears for Jade. Billy and Sean spot Jade when they are helping the homeless. She tells the pair she couldn’t afford to rent anywhere after losing her job, but makes them promise not to tell Fiz and Tyrone. Sean can’t keep his word and reveals to Fiz that Jade is living on the streets. Appalled, Fiz goes in search of her.
Rita is home alone this Christmas. Rita introduces Gemma to Arthur, the cat she’s looking after over Christmas. With Gemma busy with her children, Rita, not wanting to be an extra burden, tells Gemma she has arranged to visit Mavis over Christmas. Rita hangs up sadly, clearly no plans to go anywhere.
Meanwhile, Emma and Sebastian become a couple as Amy finds Alina knocking at number 11 Coronation Street for Sebastian. Amy lies that Sebastian is now engaged to Emma and Alina leaves, embarrassed. Amy tells Emma she sent Alina packing but Emma insists that she must tell Sebastian.
Elsewhere, Ali and Ryan quiz Michelle about Robert.
Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
Tristan Gemmill as Robert Preston
Mikey North as Gary Windass
Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
Jennie McAlpine as Fiona "Fiz" Stape
Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
Trevor Michael Georges as Edison "Ed" Bailey
Tina O'Brien as Sarah Platt
Kym Marsh as Michelle Connor
Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
James Burrows as Dr. Alexander "Ali" Neeson
Harry Visinoni as Sebastian "Seb" Franklin
Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gamma Winter
Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
Cherylee Houston as Izzy Armstrong
Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
Daniel Brocklebank as Rev. Billy Mayhew
Adam Blease as Dirk
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