Coronation Street: Tracy Barlow set to ‘sleep with Sophie Webster’s ex’

It will be her first lesbian tryst

Tracy Barlow

by Marianna Manson |

Corrie fans are in for a bumpy ride as Tracy Barlow is set to cheat on husband Steve McDonald – with a woman.

Tracy - played by actor Kate Ford - has had a colourful love life since joining the Street in the early 90’s, getting married three times and even murdering a cheating boyfriend (RIP Charlie Stubbs).

But now it looks like she’s turning her romantic attentions closer to home as she beds Sophie Webster’s ex-girlfriend, Paula Martin (Stirling Gallacher).

Paula Martin

With Sophie off travelling the world with pal Kate Connor, Paula has found herself single, and when the affair is discovered by Tracy’s daughter Amy, Paula is bribed to keep quiet.

"Tracy has seen it all on Coronation Street — affairs, murder, kids, divorce, the lot. But the writers have decided to give her another new twist with a night of passion with a woman," a telly source told The Sun.

"Her and Paula will end up spending the night together after one thing leads to another.

"Amy then tries to bribe Paula into staying silent to mixed results."

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According to the insider, their tryst is uncovered by Leanne Battersby when she overhears their lovers’ row and asks. "So how long have you two been in love?"

"It’s not known if Steve finds out, but when Amy gets wind of it she does her utmost to try and keep it a secret and bribe Paula into staying quiet," they continued.

"The scenes are expected to play out early next year."

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