Coronation Street reveal two major characters to be caught in HUGE fire

WARNING: spoilers ahead!

Coronation Street

by Maeve Campbell |
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A major storyline has been leaked as Peter Barlow and son Simon will be caught in a life-threatening blaze on Coronation Street. The story of Chris Gasgoyne's character, Peter Barlow, and his son Simon (Alex Bain) being involved in a sudden fire appears to have been revealed and will be airing on Corrie in spring next year.

We've watched Peter battle with alcoholism throughout his time on the soap, and even survive being the victim of a drive-by shooting. But since new Corrie boss Iain MacLeod has taken the reins of the much loved soap, it seems Peter's storyline is heading south once again, putting his life at risk on the show.

Peter Barlow and son Simon Corrie

According to, the blaze will take place on a boat on the canal when Simon is inside.

A TV insider said, "Someone raises the alarm and Peter races to rescue his son who has passed out from smoke inhalation. He will jump on to the burning boat and go below deck to try to get to Simon. He will manage to rescue him by throwing his lifeless body over the side and into the arms of neighbours, gathered on the side of the canal."

Shooting the scene is set to be a huge stunt, with massive pyrotechnics and special FX planned.

Check out this week's Coronation Street spoilers: Daniel learns the truth about Sinead's cancer


Coronation Street spoilers - Closer WEEK 43

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Ken is piling the pressure on Sinead to tell Daniel about her diagnosis.

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Daniel calls in the cafe to find Sinead in tears and demands to know what Ken has done to upset her.

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Later, Sinead suffers a dizzy spell on her way into work.

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When Daniel tells Ken that he's worried about her, Ken covers his unease.

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An excited Jude tells Mary and Angie that he has got an interview for a place on the paramedics course.

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Yasmeen is surprised revealing he fainted at the first sight of blood on her first aid course.

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Roy, however, is delighted and offers him a cheque for £5000 - but Mary later discovers that Jude walked out of a university exam and has been LYING to them all.

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What will Mary do with this shocking information?

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Chesney waits nervously for Gemma in the bistro, but it disappointed when she turns up with her friend Spike, blissfully unaware of his romantic intentions. To save his embarrassment, Emma steps in to make up the foursome.

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The police arrive to question Abi about Michelle's car.

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As Abi's led away, Tracy forms a plan...

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...and pockets Abi's wallet and keys.

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Abi goes to the show the police the CCTV footage, knowing it will prove her innocence, but she's horrified when Kevin discovers the laptop has been stolen.

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As the police question Abi they suggest she was in cahoots with Ronan and sabotaged the car in return for drugs. Abi's furious and back on the street loses her temper with a disbelieving Kevin.

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Nick surprises Toyah and Sarah when he announces he's a deposit down and paid three months rent on Johnny's old flat in Victoria Street.

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Nick masks his panic when David notes all his missed calls from 'E'.

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But when Shona overhears him telling someone that he's been looking after his Mum she's suspicious and confronts Nick.

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David returns home to find Shona and Nick mid row... and David drops a bombshell.

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Brian compliments Ken on his first published story, and Ken says it's all down to Claudia.

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As Lewis reads Ken's story aloud in the salon, Audrey becomes upset and grabbing the Gazette, chucks it in the bin.

In other Coronation Street news, Nick Tilsley is BACK - but will he be pursuing Carla Connor or Leanne Battersby? And as Dan Osborne learns about Sinead Tinker's devastating cancer diagnosis, how will he react?

Coronation Street continues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

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