A Coronation Street mother will experience heartbreak on the soap this week.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The show's website says that when Anna (Debbie Rush) refuses to let adopted daughter Faye (Ellie Leach) live with father Tim (Joe Duttine), the youngster resorts to "devastating measures".

Faye tells her teacher that Anna has been hitting her.

Actress Rush said of the trauma for her character: "She's absolutely devastated. I've not stopped crying since we've been filming it, the scenes are really heartbreaking.

"Anna can't quite believe that she's taken this little girl on, sacrificed so much for her and loved her like her own and this is the betrayal she's getting.

"But we have to remember that Faye is only 10: she's a very confused little girl who's had an awful upbringing."

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