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Corrie fans cheer over ITV soap’s big change amid Abi’s return to Weatherfield

Coronation Street has taken a major step forward – and fans are thrilled.

In Monday night’s double trip to Weatherfield, viewers saw Abi Franklin return home after last being seen breaking things off with Kevin Webster following her son’s murder trial.

Kev was disturbed from his slumber but was relieved to see Abi walking through the door.

But viewers know that Abi wasn’t telling Kev the truth about her whereabouts – or why she took £2,000 of their wedding savings out of their joint account.

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Abi was hear telling Kev to “call the police off” after he reported her as a missing person and it soon became clear why.

She later popped out and met up with her ex, Seb’s father Tez, who handed her a gun.

“I hope it helps ya,” Tez said to her, to which Abi shockingly replied: “Oh, it will… Blasting Corey Brent’s brains out of his skull is all I need.”

With Abi hellbent on revenge, she later caused upset when she couldn’t promise Kev’s son Jack that she’d never leave them again.



There was some upset

It was then down to Debbie to try and get through to Abi.

“I can’t pretend to understand,” she eventually told her. “You either want to be here, or you don’t. Make a decision. End of.”

But despite the emotional scenes, Corrie viewers were focusing on something else that they haven’t seen for a longer time than Abi’s been away.

“Oh my god, an actual hug,” tweeted one after Abi and Kev finally got to share an embrace.

Another noted: “Think it’s the first bit of affection I’ve ever seen Abby & Kevin share.”



Abi and Kevin finally got to share a hug

“At last. A ‘real hug’ in #corrie Tyrone must be distraught his storyline with Alina has ended,” a third joked.

A fourth cheered: “Ohhhhh! I’ve just seen Abi hug Jack on Corrie – I thought I’d never live to see the day when characters in soaps touch one-another.”

“Finally a hug for Abbie!!! Poor woman’s not had one since Seb died. #Corrie,” another relived soap watcher added.

A fan also added: “All the hugs on #corrie has me emotional. Omg I MISS seeing contact so much!”



Viewers even felt ’emotional’

And there’s set to be more where that came from – except less hugging.

Corrie boss Iain MacLeod revealed that the soap created more than 70 ‘Covid cohorts’ for a number of epic scenes and stunts set to air next week.

In a week of episodes usually dubbed ‘Super Soap Week’, a catastrophic rainstorm is set to bring death and destruction to Weatherfield.

In order to make the scenes as real as possible, the cast and crew were subject to an additional testing regime and were able to film up close and personal.

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