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This week on the Street: Are Eileen and Nicola in danger? Michelle uncovers the truth about Ali and Carla, David's behaviour continues to spiral and who will save Rana?

Break In At Eileen's

When Eileen and Nicola return home to find the back door open, they realise there is an intruder in the house.

Eileen grabs a frying pan to defend herself, but who will she find?

Later, Seb's mum Abby pays Eileen a visit. Will she let her stay the night for Seb's sake?

Keeping Mum

As Eva plans to move away to have the baby, we speak to Catherine Tyldesley about what's coming up for Eva.

Leading up to this week, has Eva started to have any doubts?

She went into it with a genuine heart, her and Toyah have developed this really strong bond and relationship and she genuinely felt sorry for Toyah and she thought she would be able to deal with it all.

But as we know, and as the viewers know, Eva has got a big heart and things are going to be extremely difficult for her. She is still in love with Aidan, as much as she tries to deny it she does still love him, and this is their baby, so at the same time she is wracked with guilt.

So, when she thought this would be the ideal solution, was she being naive?

Yes! She is not the brightest of girls, and she never thinks of the consequences. At this point she thought, "Oh my God, this is the ideal solution!" Toyah can have the baby, she will get her life back, hopefully get back with Adam and she just doesn't question the consequences.

Was Toyah naive about the whole thing too?

Yes, they were both naive and desperate, that's the key word here, desperate. They were both looking for something and this sounded like the ideal solution, when in fact is anything but.

Eva signs the lease on the cottage this week, is she worried about moving away?

She has been putting it off but it is getting to the point where she can't hide this bump anymore or pass it off as a heartbreak diet. Eva is also finding it incredibly difficult to be on the street, seeing Adam and Aidan. Now she realises that moving to the cottage is the best thing to do.

But she is very dubious about it because she is not very good on her own, she has always needed, a boyfriend, a mum or a sister, and she will be in the middle of nowhere on her own. She is very needy and she is worried about that.

The midwife starts talking about the importance of the father's involvement. Is this when Eva realises the significance of what she is doing?

When she mentions the fathers involvement, Eva looks around the room and see's all the couples preparing for what should be the most important moment in their lives, it's then she realises she is robbing Aidan of the chance to be a father. He will never get to hold her, sing to her, and do all the things that Dad's are suppose to do, and that really overwhelms her at that point.

That is the big heart in Eva coming through, she grew up without a Dad and that is also a key part in this.

Toyah realises that something is not right with Eva, does she support her?

Toyah is totally genuine, she is a very genuine person and hates lying just as much a Eva. She wouldn't behave like this if she wasn't so desperate to become a mum.

She also went through the whole wedding scenario with Eva and saw how in love she was and how desperate she was when she found out about the affair. She really does care about Eva and she realises that although they had a plan, Eva should go for it with Aidan if she thinks it will work out.

Is the weight of the lie with Toyah as well?

Both of them are riddled with guilt. They are lying to both Aidan and Peter, and those men don't deserve that.

Do you think that Eva should tell Aidan?

Yes 100%. If I was her friend I would never have let her go this far in the first place. But it has taken Eva this long to realise that she loves Aidan, because she hasn't been letting those feeling in, every time she has thought about it she has just pushed it to one side.

Overtime and because she is carrying his baby it has overwhelmed her how much she still care about him. If I was her friend I would be saying you have to give this a go, and that's exactly what Toyah does.

Do you think Aidan is her soul mate?

Yes I do and this whole year has just been horrific for them both. They have both made mistakes, and they should really sit down and talk about it all.

Do you think Eva would make a good mum?

Yes I do think she would be, a slightly dizzy one but a good one nonetheless. She would be loads of fun and cherish a little baby.

Do you think she could cope as a single mum?

Her mum did that, and she has got that strength from her mum. I just don't think she has the self belief.

Why did she not want the baby in the beginning?

It was fear, she was terrified, she was a alone carrying Aidan's baby, and was still not over the events of the wedding. The wedding was huge betrayal and a huge event and she just couldn't see a way out of it. She was so hurt and alone. If she had spoken to Leanne first instead of Toyah it would have been a different story.

Do you like the dynamic with the three sisters?

I absolutely love it! I love working with Jane and Georgia they are fantastic actresses, the characters just work so well together because they are so different. I love the comedy between Toyah and Eva and their differences. Toyah is very much natural and earthy and Eva is anything but, there is a lot of comedy to be had here and it works. Leanne is like the mother figure and they all care about each other very much.

Preview Clip: Wednesday 11th April

Preview Clips: Friday 13th April

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Now everything is out in the open, Craig tries to use the new techniques to control his OCD.

I've been doing this tapping thing, I read about it online.

– Craig Tinker


Toyah tells Peter that some money has been stolen and suspects Simon. Will Simon deny it?

I always get the blame for everything!

– Simon Barlow

Preview Clips: Wednesday 11th April

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Robert is pleased to be asked to model for a calendar but Michelle isn’t sure how he will react when he realises what it is for...

Robert's doing a calendar.

– Michelle Connor


Eva opens up to Toyah about how she is feeling about the baby and Toyah suggests that she should tell Aidan the truth.

If you don't at least try, you will regret it forever.

– Toyah Battersby

Preview Clips: Monday 9th April

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It's the day of the charity boxing match and everyone gathers for the event. Will it go off without a hitch?

May the best man win!

– Yasmeen Nazir


Aidan confesses to Johnny that he isn’t sure he can cope with the responsibility of running Underworld. Can Johnny put his mind at ease?

You've done it before, you can do it again.

– Johnny Connor

Shona's Heartbreak

Julia Goulding discusses Shona and David's break-up and what's coming up for them both in this heart-wrenching storyline.

Before this point what had she noticed about David's behaviour?

She had noticed he had become really distant with her, very angry, short tempered and snappy. He is not engaging with anything but Shona is focusing on that he is not engaging with her.

She is not seeing the bigger picture that he is also being like this with the kids, with Gail and with work.

Does Shona have any idea why their relationship has changed?

Shona believes she is the problem. She just thinks that he doesn't want to be with her anymore and that he is just not telling her.

David and Shona were very loved up over Christmas, and this has literally changed overnight and she can't for the life of her think of a reason why, so assumes it must be because of her.

Does Shona really believe that this is the end of their relationship?

She really does love him. But as he has turned around, looked her in the eye and said he no longer loves her, so she is very adamant that that is it. She feels very stupid.

What were Shona's first thoughts when she first heard David say that?

Oh, it really was gut-wrenching for her. She saved face in front of him because she was so shocked, she couldn't possibly believe that this is what he is saying her.

But he was so cold towards her, so she took her stuff and left.

What was your reaction when you first heard about this storyline?

It is an important issue and a very brave issue for Coronation Street to tackle. I had every faith, I didn't question it in any way, because hard subjects are done with such sensitivity and proper justice.

It is the aftermath that is the important story, the way David deals with what has happened and his mental health, so I feel really privileged that I have been trusted with this storyline.

What has it been like filming these scenes with Jack?

It's always amazing filming with Jack. When David and Shona are happy we have loads of fun filming those scenes.

Filming conflict, especially with Jack, we bounce of each other really well.

How do you take yourself out of the mindset filming difficult scenes like that?

We can fall into it quite easily because Jack and I have a really good relationship, so it doesn't take much to get where we need to in those scenes.

Afterwards we talk about really random, silly things and that shakes it off for both of us.


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