There is speculation that Coronation Street is set for a tear-jerker involving characters Emma Brooker and Steve McDonald.

Warning: spoiler alert!

It is reported that Emma (played by Alexandra Mardell) will discover that Steve (Simon Gregson) is her biological father following the death of the man she thought was her father.

On location pictures published by a number of outlets on Monday show Emma with her bags packed and leaving Weatherfield, leading to speculation that she will not receive the reaction from Steve that she wanted.

Alexandra Mardell plays Emma

The Daily Mail reports that the storyline will also see the return of Fiona Middleton (Angela Griffin) - Emma's mother and Steve's former girlfriend.

Coronation Street airs on Virgin Media One and ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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