Coronation Street fans are set to see Weatherfield saint Emily Bishop (Eileen Derbyshire) become hooked on classic US drug drama Breaking Bad.

The Mirror reports that in Friday's Valentine's Day episode of the ITV soap Emily reveals she has been given the series on DVD.

"I am really looking forward to it," she tells friend Rita (Barbara Knox). "I think it is about a diamond dealer... Or does he deal with crystals? I am not sure."

Rita replies: "Well, I love stuff about jewellery."

The in-jokes do not end there, with Emily later turning down a babysitting offer to help a friend in need.

She says: "A friend from church has had a fall and broke his hip so I need to go and sit with him. His name is Walter White. He is quite active in the community. It is quite a bad break."