Monday 23rd December 2019 – 1st Episode
THE FACTORY OPENING PARTY IS A CRACKER Nick and Sarah unveil the refurbished factory to the staff, keeping quiet about Derek’s change of heart. Gary turns up with Maria, irritating Sarah, and Adam lets slip to Nick how Gary once got rough with Sarah. Sozzled in the street, Derek admits to Izzy that he never owned the factory. Nick orders Gary to never set foot in the factory again just as Izzy returns, forcing Gary to announce he owns the place.
FIZ FEARS FOR JADE Billy and Sean spot Jade when they are helping the homeless. She tells the pair she couldn’t afford to rent anywhere after losing her job, but makes them promise not to tell Fiz and Tyrone. Sean can’t keep his word and reveals to Fiz that Jade’s living on the streets. Appalled, Fiz goes in search of her.
RITA IS HOME ALONE THIS CHRISTMAS Rita introduces Gemma to Arthur, the cat she’s looking after over Christmas. With Gemma busy with the quads, Rita, not wanting to be an extra burden, tells Gemma she’s arranged to visit Mavis over Christmas. Rita hangs up sadly, clearly no plans to go anywhere.
ELSEWHERE Emma and Seb become a couple. Amy finds Alina knocking at No.11 for Seb. Amy lies that Seb’s now engaged to Emma and Alina leaves, embarrassed. Amy tells Emma she sent Alina packing but Emma insists that she must tell Seb. Ali and Ryan quiz Michelle about Robert.
Monday 23rd December 2019 – 2nd Episode
NICK AND SARAH SEE A SPECTRE OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE Maria’s angry with Gary for keeping her in the dark but Gary lies that Derek ran into financial trouble so he swooped in to save the factory and the workers’ jobs. Maria believes him. Gary locks a tied up Derek in the furniture shop overnight, determined to make sure he misses his flight to Florida with his kids. When Nick and Sarah continue to disrespect him, Gary vindictively increases their rent.
FIZ GIVES JADE A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE Fiz and Tyrone find Jade on Victoria Street and drag her back to No.9. Hope’s overjoyed to see Jade. Fiz and Tyrone invite Jade to stay for Christmas and Jade’s secretly smug. Jade hugs Hope, promising to look after her. Evelyn eyes her with suspicion.
RITA FACES CHRISTMAS ALONE Dev drops off a Christmas tree at Rita’s flat. Rita decorates her tree alone.
ELSEWHERE Emma informs Seb that Alina came looking for him. Seb’s stunned, admitting he’s unsure of his feelings.
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsey
- Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Platt
- Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
- Mikey North as Gary Windass
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Cherylee Houston as Izzy Armstrong
- Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
- James Burrows as Ali Neeson
- Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
- Kym Marsh as Michelle Connor
- Tristan Gemmill as Robert Preston
- Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
- Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Macy Alabi as Ruby Dobbs
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Lottie Henshall as Jade Rowan
- Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
- Jennie Mcalpine as Fiz Stape
- Beverley Callard as Liz Mcdonald
- Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
- Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
- Harry Visinoni as Seb Franklin
- Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
- Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
- Craig Els as Derek Milligan
- Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
Coronation Street airs at 7.30 then 8.30pm on ITV.