Emma (played by Alexandra Mardell) hasn’t been involved in the harrowing coercive storyline playing out on Coronation Street between Geoff (Ian Bartholomew) and Yasmeen (Shelley King), but she became embroiled in the drama at the end of this evening’s double bill of the ITV soap. With the villain left humiliated after his magic act went wrong, the blame was firmly on his wife, who realised she was locked in an abusive relationship. One of the moments the penny dropped about how manipulative her husband was when she had an innocent conversation with the Rovers Return barmaid. Will the pensioner’s other half take revenge on the youngster for exposing him?
Yasmeen was subjected to the harshest treatment her husband has subjected to her yet in the soap’s latest instalment, after she was appointed magician’s assistant to fill in for Emma.
After her dress got caught whilst she was inside a magician’s box, Geoff was embarrassed as the act became a laughing stock.
Back at the couple’s home, the villain raged at his wife, berating her, calling her names and aggressively shoving a phone in her face to film her after a clip of his failed act went viral on the internet.
Issued to go and get chips for dinner after being told the meal she’d prepared wasn’t good enough, the pensioner bumped into Emma, where the full extent of her husband’s plan came to light.
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Stood outside the Nazir household, the young barmaid said: “I saw your video, it’s hilarious - what a pair of stars.”
Having been violated by Geoff about the act, the pensioner replied: “I was a poor substitute. I’m sure he would have preferred it if you were available.”
Enlightening Yasmeen to the truth, Emma explained: “I was available. He stood me down. He obviously wanted you instead and I don’t blame him.”
It suddenly dawned on the chef her beloved had intentionally made her his assistant, knowing full well she was claustrophobic and would struggle being locked inside the box.
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