It’s been a big Christmas for Fiz Stape and Phill Whittaker as they take the next step in their relationship.
After being in the dog house following a ‘fight’ with love rival Tyrone, Phill was making it up to his new girlfriend and took her and the girls, Hope and Ruby, to the Weatherfield Christmas market.
But a comment from one of the market traders lead the new couple to have a conversation about their relationship.
When the lady told Phill what ‘lovely children he had’, the cobbles newcomer appeared taken aback but didn’t correct her.
He later sat down with Fiz where they both decided they were ready for him to be known as Hope and Ruby’s stepdad.
And it didn’t end there as Phill told Fiz about his house with a garden big enough that they once kept a goat.
They soon decided they wanted to move in together and quickly broke the news to Fiz’s ex Tyrone as he interrupted their celebrations.
But at the end of the hour-long edition of Corrie on Monday night, Fiz dropped a bombshell on Ty, telling him she wanted to sell No.9 for money to spend on renovating her new home.
Corrie fans were left confused by the ‘bang out of order’ announcement from Fiz.
But they were also left fearing for the mum-of-two as they make a prediction over newbie Phill.
@antenatalscan tweeted: “Fiz is going to taken for a ride #phil #conman #Corrie.”
“I think Phil s going to turn out to be a wrongun using fizz for some unknown reason, something’s not sitting right over this #Corrie,” @Mammy_white said.
@CazSut commented: “Fiz don’t sell the house so you can get a goat #Corrie Phil is about to scam you
@unsworth1live shared: “#Corrie has that Phil has a dark side? He just seems to be too good to be true. A manipulator perhaps or an abusive partner?”
“I can’t figure Phil out, what do you recon he’s upto? not sure something not right #corrie @itvcorrie,” @runninoncaffine added.
And while some think a sinister storyline is on the way, other soap watchers are hoping for the best.
“Why is everyone assuming Phil is some sort of villain? There are nice men out there yano #corrie,” @_TS_13 said.