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Coronation Street boss teases new storyline so controversial it “scares” her

Kate Oates hopes viewers will receive it in the way she intends

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She is the boss behind the Bethany grooming storyline, but Corrie producer Kate Oates is now teasing an even more terrifying saga.

Her upcoming plot is so controversial it scares her, she’s admitted.

Producer Kate was behind the compelling Bethany plot (Credit: ITV)

In an interview with the Radio Times the telly genius revealed: “At the moment, there are still stories I’m passionate about telling.

“We’re doing one next year that scares me a bit but if it’s taken in the way we intend, it could do a lot of good.

“And that’s one of the reasons I’m proud of say, the miscarriage and grooming stories.

“I feel that Coronation Street can help people by reaching out and promoting discussion – everything’s better if we chat about it.”

Grrrr, these little teasers drive us to distraction and get our minds working overtime!

We are putting it out there right now as a guess – we think Eva might steal a newborn baby to cover her tracks.

Eva is lying about her pregnancy (Credit: ITV)

In case you’ve been under a rock the past couple of months she has been lying to Aidan about being pregnant ever since she found out he was cheating on her with Maria.

We realise it’s a pretty crazy suggestion – but it does happen in the real world, albeit very rarely!

Meanwhile, in the same interview, Kate spoke about bringing more diversity onto the street in the near future.

Something the former Emmerdale boss should be applauded for.

“In terms of reflecting diversity and showing black and Asian characters, yes, we absolutely need to do more of it,” she explained.

Kate has an ambitious – but scary – plot (Credit: ITV)

“And we need more black and Asian writers, to bring out the truth of those voices.

“It’s important to keep the show strong and relevant.”

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