There’s tragic news for Deirdre and Ken this week – Blanche, who had
been holidaying in Portugal, has died. After learning of the news from her friend May, Ken has to break it to Deirdre.
Deirdre is devastated – she had her ups and downs with her mum, but their bond was always strong.
Soon May (June Whitfield) arrives to explain what happened in Portugal…
Deirdre and Ken are stunned as May reveals Blanche had met a man and fallen in love in Portugal, and that she was about to return home and share her news when she died of a heart attack.
Deirdre’s struggling to cope and blames everything on Ken.
Her grief boiling over, Deirdre breaks down.
Meanwhile, word of Blanche’s death has reached granddaughter Tracy, who is serving time in prison for the murder of her boyfriend, Charlie.
The convicted killer and serial schemer persuades the prison governor to let her attend Blanche’s funeral. But does she have something more sinister in mind?
Watch the action unfold on Coronation Street on ITV1 from Monday, May 3.