Mary (played by Patti Clare) has been at the centre of many storylines during her time on Coronation Street, but she could be about to take on her most challenging to date. Wednesday’s episode of the ITV soap will see the florist meet newcomer George Shuttleworth (Tony Maudsley) for a drink in the Rovers Return. However, viewers will see her constantly dabbing her neck with a tissue as she seems to be struggling to cool down. Could this be a symptom of a yet undiagnosed illness which the beloved character will discover she has been living with in the coming weeks?
As the supernanny of Weatherfield waits for the newcomer in the pub, barmaid Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell) teases her about having a potential romance.
Dabbing her neck, Mary replies: “I find the man overbearing, odious and damn right obnoxious,” but her neighbour behind the bar believes the pair could be destined to be together.
Sat listening to the woman behind the bar revealing her thoughts on the partnership, it seems the florist gets hot under the collar once more as she continues to try and cool herself down.
Taking a break from her flustered disposition, the beloved character remarks: “I can assure you, there is absolutely no love or anything approaching the like where George Shuttleworth is concerned.”
When the latter finally turns up at the Rovers, the stalwart is shocked to see him and even more taken aback by an apology he gives for something which happened earlier in the day.
READ MORE: Coronation Street spoilers: Natasha loses custody of son to Nick?
Coronation Street spoilers: Mary Taylor's life changed forever by tragic 'diagnosis' (Image: ITV)
Coronation Street spoilers: Mary Taylor dabs her neck as she gets hot under the collar (Image: ITV)
With the pair seemingly putting their differences aside, Mary gets out her tissue again and continues to dab her neck.
By the end of the preview, it seems the florist is quite taken by the newcomer, with Emma being right about the flutters of a potential romance.
Believing there could be a future for them, the supernanny might start to make plans for them to meet up again.
Unfortunately, this could all be put on the back burner if she is diagnosed with coronavirus as the soap continues to reference the