Coronation Street‘s Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) has made it his Christmas mission to make this festive season the best ever for cancer victim Hope, the young daughter of his partner, Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine).
Having racked up a secret pile of debt, and having had to cancel a festive trip to Lapland, he feels the onus is on him to make everything right for the little girl he looks on as his own and whose future is uncertain because of her illness.
So, having already turned down an offer of help from a concerned Roy Cropper (David Neilson), how will Tyrone react when the factory girls organise a Christmas surprise of their own for Hope?
Following a whip round at Underworld, Fiz asks Kirk Sutherland (Andy Whyment), his wife, Beth (Lisa George), and Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) to put up the Christmas decorations at No 9. Does Tyrone have any idea what to expect when Fiz leads him in blindfolded?
It doesn’t look like it when Fiz lifts her hands from Tyrone’s eyes and he takes in the scene around him…
The living room has been transformed into a Christmas grotto bedecked with decorations, tinsel and a beautiful tree…
Tyrone’s sullen reaction isn’t what’s expected and Fiz berates him for his ingratitude as Sinead, Beth and Kirk hurriedly leave… Will it be a merry Christmas at No 9 after all?
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