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Steve and Michelle struggle with losing baby Ruairi

Nick Tilsley, Steve McDonald
Nick gets an answer... just not the one he was looking for.

Steve and Michelle grow further apart as they try to get to grips with their son's death in Corrie

The death of baby Ruairi has sent shockwaves through the McDonald family in Corrie. As Steve and Michelle try to piece together what happened, their own grief is pulling them apart.

Unable to face the outside world, Michelle hides away in her bedroom. Steve doesn't know how to help, so drops by Streetcars for some distraction.

Struggling to find any peace, Steve loses it outside the cab office, punching Nick when he asks how the baby died. A horrified Michelle watches from her window... What's next for the heartbroken couple?

 

Nick Tilsley, Steve McDonald

Nick is curious. Could Leanne's baby have the same genetic risks as Ruairi? (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Nick is curious. Could Leanne's baby have the same genetic risks as Ruairi?

Nick Tilsley, Steve McDonald

Selfish Nick asks a distraught Steve if he knows why his baby died? (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Selfish Nick asks a distraught Steve if he knows why his baby died?

Nick Tilsley, Steve McDonald

Nick gets an answer... just not the one he was looking for.

Nick gets an answer... just not the one he was looking for.

Nick Tilsley, Steve McDonald

Nick gets an answer... just not the one he was looking for.

Nick gets an answer... just not the one he was looking for.

Nick Tilsley, Steve McDonald

Steve punches Nick in the face. (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Steve punches Nick in the face.

Peter Barlow, Steve McDonald

Peter tries to console a spiralling Steve. And soon discovers that Leanne's carrying Steve's baby...

Peter tries to console a spiralling Steve. And soon discovers that Leanne's carrying Steve's baby...

Peter Barlow, Steve McDonald

Steve can't hold it in any longer... he believes Ruairi died because of his bad behaviour! Did he somehow cause this?

Steve can't hold it in any longer... he believes Ruairi died because of his bad behaviour! Did he somehow cause this?

Michelle Connor, Billy Mayhew

Meanwhile, Michelle is cutting Steve out and she asks Billy to the house to arrange Ruairi's funeral

Meanwhile, Michelle is cutting Steve out and she asks Billy to the house to arrange Ruairi's funeral

Michelle Connor, Billy Mayhew, Liz McDonald

Liz interrupts and is devastated to here that Michelle hasn't included Steve. Can she convince her daughter-in-law to reconsider? Watch the drama unfold on Coronation Street on ITV from Monday, January 16

Liz interrupts and is devastated to here that Michelle hasn't included Steve. Can she convince her daughter-in-law to reconsider? Watch the drama unfold on Coronation Street on ITV from Monday, January 16