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Coronation Street SPOILERS: Will Maria’s ‘life crisis’ lead to a lesbian affair with Caz?

The hairdresser has hardly had much luck with men!

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Maria Connor is having a rather bad time of it at the moment on Coronation Street.

Her relationships are breaking down, she slept with Aidan behind Eva’s back and has been terrorised by a burglar.

This is not to mention the nuisance calls that are making her look over her shoulder.

So, it comes as a shock for Samia Ghadie’s character when her lodger Caz moves in for a kiss.

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - NO USE BEFORE TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2016 Coronation Street - Ep 8988 Monday 12th September 2016 When Maria Connor [SAMIA GHADIE] reveals that Aidan’s got her an interview for a job at a local factory, grateful Caz [RHEA BAILEY] instinctively kisses her on the lips. Maria’s confused by the gesture. Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com on 0161 952 6214 Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com
Pucker up… (ITV)

Caz, played by Rhea Bailey, has fallen for Maria in a big way and has been making the mysterious phone calls in the hope that Maria will keep her in the house, as protection if nothing else.

When Maria tells Caz that Aidan has got her an interview for a job, Caz plants a smacker on Maria’s lips.

There’s an awkward silence and, while Maria doesn’t recoil in horror, she is confused by the situation.

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At the salon, Maria then confides to Audrey about the encounter and they joke about her being targeted by gay people.

Of course, being Corrie, Caz is in ear shot and hears everything. She is not happy!

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - NO USE BEFORE TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2016 Coronation Street - Ep 8988 Monday 12th September 2016 When Maria Connor [SAMIA GHADIE] reveals that Aidan’s got her an interview for a job at a local factory, grateful Caz [RHEA BAILEY] instinctively kisses her on the lips. Maria’s confused by the gesture. Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com on 0161 952 6214 Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com
Let’s hug it out (ITV)

Feeling upset by Maria’s ‘betrayal’, Caz tells her the job was based in Newcastle, so she’s declined it – and then takes off.

Maria then feels worried that Caz has disappeared and goes searching for her.

When she finds Caz in a hostel, she insists that the awkward kiss is behind them and that she should move back in with Maria.

Of course, this is playing straight in to Caz’s hands and she wants to repay Maria’s ‘loyalty’.

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - NO USE BEFORE TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2016 Coronation Street - Ep 8988 Monday 12th September 2016 When Maria Connor [SAMIA GHADIE] reveals that Aidan’s got her an interview for a job at a local factory, grateful Caz [RHEA BAILEY] instinctively kisses her on the lips. Maria’s confused by the gesture. Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com on 0161 952 6214 Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com
I only have eyes for you (ITV)

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Speaking to The Sun about the storyline, Corrie’s producer Kate Oates said: “There’s a crisis in Maria’s life in the form of Caz, who is fairly complicated.

“She brings those complications to Maria’s life in quite a dramatic and tense fashion.

“That storyline is about testing Maria and putting her in jeopardy.”

The scenes are set to air on the ITV soap on Monday 12th September.