The new Corrie boss spills the beans on wintertime in Weatherfield…

Soap fans have only just recovered from the drama of Corrie’s epic stunt week, but that’s not going to stop us from looking forward to the next big event on the soap calendar… Christmas! And Amy Barlow will be key this festive season in Coronation Street!

Soaps are renowned for pulling out all the stops at this time of year, allowing us to enjoy some gripping Yuletide drama as we digest our turkey dinners… and Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has promised that drama in Weatherfield will be just as exciting as ever.

We caught up with the big boss himself at a recent press event to get the scoop on what we can expect on the cobbles this Christmas…

 “We have got a huge new chapter for Daniel and Sinead,” he teased. But they’re not the only characters at the centre of the festive episodes.

Coronation Street - Daniel and Sinead Tinker attend her 12 week scan

Daniel and Sinead will be a big part of Christmas in Coronation Street

There is also one unlikely character that is set to take centre stage… “We have got great things coming up at Christmas for Amy Barlow,” Iain revealed. But what could Amy be caught up in by December?

Is it anything to do with her mum and dad’s recent doomed wedding day? Or is there something entirely different on the cards for the young character?

But it’s not just the more youthful members of the cast who will be getting the chance to shine… “In the new year we have got a huge storyline that is set to run for some time for some of our older cast members,” Iain hinted.

While the new Corrie boss might be remaining tight-lipped over any more details for the Christmas season, he did also reveal that the events of stunt week will still be causing a ripple effect by Christmas.

The huge Connor car tragedy that saw Ryan and Leanne rushed to hospital, as well as Ali desperately trying to save his family by killing vengeful Ronan, will clearly be causing trouble of the cobbles for some time yet.

But fear not – Iain also promised that it is going to be a traditional Christmas in Corrie… “I wanted it to be a Christmassy Christmas, and there will be warmth and light-heartedness amongst the drama.”

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