Gail (played by Helen Worth) has been missing her son Nick (Ben Price) after he decided to leave Coronation Street with his partner Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) and her son Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) after they got involved with a dangerous drug gang. However, the ITV soap stalwart has continued to make things as normal as possible for her grandson Sam Blakeman (Jude Riordan), who is desperately missing his father. When returning character Sharon Bentley (Tracie Bennett) starts to become interested in the absent trio though, a plot twist could be on the horizon that indicates she has a connection to the group wanting revenge on Leanne. But will she hold Gail hostage as a ploy to get Nick back on the cobbles?
The drama kicks off next week when Sharon decides to catch up with Gail and fellow Weatherfield resident, Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor).
It soon becomes clear the returning character doesn’t actually care about her former neighbours but is more interested in finding Leanne.
When the troublemaker discovers Leanne has a link to Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne), she soon sets her eyes on the alcoholic.
Trying the friendly approach, Sharon suggests the pair of them go for a coffee but due to his condition, Peter couldn’t think of anything worse and declines.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Turning her attention back to Gail, Sharon turns up at her house and ends up stealing the stalwart’s laptop.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Gail Platt held hostage in terrifying drugs gang twist? (Image: ITV)
Coronation Street spoilers: Sharon Bentley picks Gail as her target (Image: ITV)
Just as she is about to do some digging, the troublemaker is dragged to the Rovers Return by Gemma Winter (Dolly Rose Campbell) to enjoy some cocktails.
As the barmaid mixes some drinks together with the help of Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews), Sharon takes a few stolen minutes to look at Gail’s laptop.
It’s at this moment she discovers Nick’s phone number but she soon has to cover her tracks when Jenny comes over with the drinks.
However, the troublemaker’s shady behaviour doesn’t go unnoticed and Jenny begins to wonder why Sharon has a picture of Nick’s son Sam on her laptop.
Coronation Street spoilers: Sharon Bentley tries to manipulate Sam Blakeman (Image: ITV)
Lying through her teeth, the returning