Coronation Street spoilers: Maria Connor causes a scene in the Rovers

Maria Connor drowns her sorrows when Ali dumps her

Coronation Street’s Maria Connor apologises to Ali for flying off the handle, explaining she was simply worried about Liam, but she is shocked when he tells her it isn’t working between them in Monday’s second episode (8.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Later, a distraught Maria calls by Ali’s to find him spaced out. She assumes he’s been drinking and unsuccessfully begs for another chance, which abruptly ends with Ali telling her he doesn’t love her. Gary calms down a tipsy Maria as she rows with Michelle over her parenting skills, suggesting both her sons are a disaster. Ryan insists Ali should seek professional help for his addiction.

Maria Connor in the Rovers

Gary is forced to step in when a tipsy Maria Connor stars a fight with Michelle

Claudia’s understanding when Ken explains why he can’t come away so Audrey suggests celebrating Ken’s birthday here rather than Italy. Claudia mentions her plans for a party although Ken feels this may be inappropriate given Sinead’s situation, but Daniel disagrees. Daniel and Sinead promise they’ll savour every day.

Vicky reluctantly gives Robert her blessing to attend a cookery course in Mallorca as he wont be able to get a refund. Kevin, Sophie, Paula and Jack bid a fond farewell to Debbie.

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