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Monday 24th September 2018

Corrie boss Kate Oates drops MAJOR hints about future storylines and new characters in Weatherfield

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Coronation Street boss Kate Oates has given fans of the ITV soap what they really, really want - juicy gossip about their fave show!

Talking at a press event this week, she dropped some exciting hints about what the future holds for the long-running serial drama.

And those hoping for a dramatic exit for Pat Phelan won't be disappointed...

Corrie boss Kate Oakes teases exciting storylines (Credit: ITV)

Kate also dropped clues about David Platt's traumatic rape storyline, which will lead into a mysterious second plot.

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In an interview with, Kate reveals she's thrilled with the new set design, describing it as "obviously brand new, but also really, really familiar".

The David story is going to be a challenging watch.

The new sign for Victoria Street (Credit: ITV)

Describing the show's potential now the set is much bigger, she told the website: "There will be a couple of new characters. There will be a new character in Tattoo'll Do Nicely, which is possibly my favourite name ever. And the tram stop is quite exciting.

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"We're not necessarily looking at expanding the cast hugely because of this."

Corrie cast officially open the new set by cutting the ribbon (Credit: ITV)

Referring to the tragic Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017, she adds that she couldn't understate the importance of the on-set memorial garden and bench to the victims, adding: "When the tragedy happened, it was very clear to us, very quickly that we should do something that shows we stand with the people of Manchester."

The newly-opened Victoria Street set includes a police station, a tram station, a Costa coffee, a Co-op and a tattoo parlour.

Cast pose in front of the new snooker hall and tattoo parlour (Credit: ITV)

Kate, who took over as the boss of Coronation Street two years ago, also teased a few exciting storylines coming up...

She said: "The Phelan story. I am very excited about him getting his comeuppance.

"The David story is going to be a challenging watch, and it will dovetail in with another story which will also be a challenging watch. But we're being very considered in the way we tell those stories, so hopefully that will show."

Pat Phelan will finally get his comeuppance, according to Kate (Credit: ITV)

Finally Kate reveals: "And I'm very excited about The Rovers drama. Everything with Eva and Toyah and the baby with Peter. It'll be good seeing that unfold over the Spring and the Summer.

"And Michelle and her two boys, the Ibiza club DJ and the doctor and how that all works out when everyone is one room together."

ITV have spent three years developing an exterior set extension for their flagship soap.

Fans will get to see the new set on screen for the first time on Friday 20 April.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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