Coronation Street spoilers: Emma catches Alina Pop in bed with a mystery man

Coronation Street week 16 Alina and Emma

Emma thinks Alina Pop has got a new man... little does she know it's NOT Lucas.

Alina Pop finds herself the talk of the town in Monday's first episode of Coronation Street (7.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Until now Alina Pop and Tyrone have been enjoying their secret saucy afternoons together, but it seems the cat is about to be let well and truly out of the bag.

When Emma seems Lucas flirting with Alina in the street, she encourages her friend to go out on a date with him.

Coronation Street week 16 Alina and Lucas

Lucas chats up Alina, not realising her heart already belongs to someone else (Picture: ITV)

So when she gets home later to catch Alina in bed with a mystery man, she sees a pair of men's jeans and assumes they belong to Lucas.

But little does Emma know, Tyrone is hiding behind the sofa!

Later when Emma lets slip what happened to Maria, it isn't long before she admits she didn't actually see Lucas and just assumed that's who Alina's mystery man was, leaving Maria's mind going into overdrive.

Elsewhere, Faye is shocked when Kirk lets slip that Craig is considering quitting the police so that they can keep their relationship going while she is in prison.

Coronation Street week 16 Faye

Faye is shocked when Kirk tells her Craig is quitting the police (Picture: ITV)

But later and emotional Faye tells Craig there is no way she is going to let him give up on his career and dumps him on the spot to prevent him from having to choose between her and his job.

Later Faye and Gary head to court to hear their sentencing... but what does the future hold for Faye?

Also, Seb tries out the goth look to impress Nina, but Abi reassures him that Nina likes him just the way he is.

Nina is disappointed when Seb tells her he won't be going to the gig with him, especially because she had booked a hotel room for the night.

Meanwhile, Brian gets a call to stay Rita has been nominated for a Golden Heart award, but is it a genuine call or one of Cathy's trolls cooking up a hoax?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.