Christmas surprises on Coronation Street: Three of the most startling festive moments
CORONATION STREET fans may be treated to some major plot developments this holiday season.
Christmas in Weatherfield could deliver more surprises than ever before, according to rumors circulating among Coronation Street fans. In the run-up to Christmas, viewers have been teased with potential narrative twists. This website examines historical Christmas specials in order to compile a list of the top three most surprising festive moments.
If you think your Christmases are full with family drama, you should watch the Coronation Street Christmas Day specials.
Coronation Street is a popular TV show that averages over six million viewers per episode.
And, especially during the holiday season, some fans can’t get enough of the twists and turns.
In 2019, one of the most shocking Christmases on the cobbles occurred.
During the 2019 Christmas Day special, the first-ever death of a regular character occurred for the first time in the series’ 61-year history.
Derek Milligan (played by Craige Els) went on a shooting spree in a Christmas market, shocking audiences.
Derek killed Robert Preston and left Shona Ramsey (Julia Goulding) with a severe brain injury (Sonny Jefferies).
In the soap’s history, there has only been one previous death of a character on a Christmas Day special.
This happened in 1999, however because the guest character only appeared on the show once, their death wouldn’t have been as shocking to viewers as the death of Robert Preston, a regular on the show.
On the soap’s 6,191st episode, another Christmas Day stunner occurred.
The Battersbys had a catastrophic (albeit somewhat hilarious) Christmas lunch in this seasonal special, which aired on December 25, 2005.
When Cilla Battersby’s (Wendi Peters) oven failed, the family tried to cook their dinner on a sunbed, then at the Chippy in a deep fat fryer.
However, everything went wrong when Cilla left it in the frier for too long, causing the Chippy to burn down.
On Christmas Day 2011, disaster hit the cobblestones once more.
Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly) learned that Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) had proposed to Tracy Barlow in another less-than-joyous Christmas in Weatherfield (Holly Chamarette).
A shattered Becky drank herself to insanity and set fire to her apartment.
Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) thankfully noticed the flames and kicked the door down to save Becky.
This year’s Christmas special, hopefully, won’t be as devastating as last year’s. “Brinkwire News Summary.”