Coronation Street fans have praised actress Alexandra Mardell for her heartbreaking performance in last night’s episodes (August 12 2019).
In Monday’s double dose of Corrie, Alexandra’s character Emma went to visit her dad, who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.
Maria accompanied her friend to the hospital, where Emma was told her father’s cancer was terminal.
Unfortunately, throughout the episode, poor Emma kept getting more and more bad news.
As Emma went to speak to her dad, he told her that he always loved her like she was his own.
Although Audrey had suspected he was confused with his medication, Emma rang her mum needing to know what he meant.
Emma’s mum, who was later revealed to be Fiona Middleton, said that Emma’s dad wasn’t her biological father.
As the episode went on, Emma’s father unfortunately passed away from the cancer leaving the hairdresser heartbroken.
Viewers have praised Ali for her “outstanding” performance.
— Shaun Eley (@Eley01) August 12, 2019
#Corrie So pleased to have voted for Alexandra Mardell to win an NTA when she’s acting her socks off tonight. ❤️
— Lisa Woodford (@LeceWoody) August 12, 2019
— laura (@LauraaCowell) August 12, 2019
Alexandra Mardell casually proving her serious acting is as on point as her comedy. #Corrie have a real star here.
— Duncan Lindsay (@DuncanLindsay) August 12, 2019
— Marisa (@MarisaManUtd) August 12, 2019
@asmardell27 Hi Ali 🙂🙂 howw are youu ? ? I just want to say, your #ACTING 🎬🎥 performance in tonight's #corrie was #AMAZIN' ! ! ! ! 👏👏👏 My heart #BROKE for
" Emma " 😢💔 It's great to see a #NEW #EMOTIONAL side to the character. I'm #SOOO #PROUD of youu ! ! ! 😘😘❤️❤️xxxx
— Kate Martinez (@kmartinez100) August 12, 2019
Though I still have doubts about the story I think Alexandra will handle it brilliantly #Corrie
— David Corbett (@northbound24) August 12, 2019
In the episode, Audrey discovered that Emma’s mum is former cobbles resident Fiona.
Audrey tried to find out more from Emma about her mum, but she revealed that her mum never asked about where she lived and worked.
After returning to the Rovers Audrey told Liz about what Emma had found out and together they realised that Emma could be Steve McDonald’s daughter.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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