Coronation Street reveals new owners for the Rovers Return

Coronation Street Christmas will be ‘heartbreaking with a big shock at the end!,’ reveals soap boss
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Spoiler: The famous pub is set to change hands

It's the centre point of the Corrie cobbles (and most of the soap's biggest storylines), but the Rovers Return could be about to have brand new owners.

Rumour has it that the pub is set to change hands in the coming months when Peter Barlow and Toyah Battersby decide to sell up.

And the new owners could be Henry Newton and Gemma Winter - as the pair are set to reunite following a turbulent few months on the cobbles.

Fans will remember Henry was forced out of the street for a while after tricking Gemma into dating him for a bet. But, it looks like he's set to win her back round and the pair plan on putting an offer in on the Rovers.

The brewery heir wants to make it a trendy cocktail bar and in upcoming scenes promises Gemma she can be landlady.

The Rovers Return has been owned by some of Coronation Street royalty, including Bet Lynch, Liz McDonald and most recently Stella Price.

Liz McDonald, Gemma Winter

Gemma gets a big surprise when Liz reveals Henry is a Newton and connected to the Newton and Ridley empire!

While it's unclear whether Henry and Molly's bid to buy the Rovers and turn it into a cocktail bar will be successful, it wouldn't be the first transformation the street has seen this year.

Coronation Street to get a Costa Coffee and a Co-op!

Back in January ITV bosses unveiled the brand new-look Coronation Street set, complete with Costa Coffee and Co-Op as part of a big product placement deal.

While the brands would be "integrated" in filming, an ITV spokesperson confirmed they wouldn't threaten Weatherfield's iconic shops, including The Kabin, Dev's or Roy's Rolls cafe.

"There's no change to the shops we've currently got," they said.

On the lucrative deal, Mark Trinder, Sales Director of ITV, said: "The expansion of the Coronation Street set has given us a great opportunity to feature branded shop facades as more of Weatherfield is opened up to viewers.

"Incorporating product placement on this scale is something we have wanted to do for some time, and we’re delighted with this exciting opportunity."

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