Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn has being teasing about upcoming plots on the UK soap while heaping praise on the show.
Viewers will next week see the Platt family's secrets exposed at Lily's christening , as well as Hayley and Roy spending a special day together in Blackpool.
Speaking at a press conference today (Friday October 11), Blackburn said: "Next week is full of heartache, vengeance, betrayal, cat fights, the return of Liz McDonald and a christening like no other.
"There are two stories driving the episodes that on first glance look totally different. You have the huge scale of the Platt story set against what is an astonishingly beautiful love story of Roy and Hayley.
"I defy anyone to watch it and not come out sobbing. Both stories have two very important things in common - they are both love stories."
Blackburn added: "I am inspired and humbled in equal measure when I watch what is coming up.
"It is not just this week of episodes. I have seen November and December and what is coming up on Christmas day and it keeps on moving."
Coronation Street features the Platt family bombshells and Roy and Hayley's trip in an hour-long special on Wednesday (October 16) on UTV and TV3.