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Coronation Street spoilers: Rita Tanner is faced with a ghost from her past

Coronation Street week 16 Rita and Sharon

Rita Tanner is left stunned when Sharon Bentley arrives in Weatherfield...

Rita Tanner is set for the shock of her life in Wednesday's first episode of Coronation Street (7.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Rita is surprised when it turns out her Golden Heart nomination is genuine and not a hoax as Brian had first thought.

However, as she chats to Gemma about it in the Kabin, Rita comes face to face with a ghost from her past when Sharon Bentley walks in.

Coronation Street week 16 Sharon

Sharon Bentley is back, but will she cause trouble for Rita? (Picture: ITV)

It turns out that Sharon was the one who nominated Rita for the award for all her fostering over the years.

Sharon tells Rita that this is her way of trying to show how sorry she is for the way she treated her all those years ago.

But is she being genuine?

In the Rovers Rita introduces Sharon to Jenny, explaining that they are foster sisters.

But will Jenny welcome her to the cobbles with open arms?

Elsewhere, Fiz finds her hopes lifted when Emma tells her that Alina is now seeing Lucas.

Things are looking even better when Fiz then gets a hotel booking confirmation come through, and she assumes that it is Tyrone's way of apologising.

Fiz, Tyrone and Alina argue in the street

Fiz is devastated when she realises Tyrone has picked Alina over her (Picture: ITV)

Fiz heads to the garage to  find Tyrone, but Kevin explains he is out on a breakdown.

As Fiz tries to grill Kevin on Tyrone's hotel booking, Kevin plays dumb, knowing that Fiz is barking up the wrong tree.

However it soon transpires that the booking is for Tyrone and Alina and Tyrone gets home to find Fiz and Alina at loggerheads in the street.

Poor Fiz is utterly heartbroken when she realises that Tyrone has chosen Alina over her.

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
Claire Crick

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 whattowatch.com 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.