Steve McDonald thinks Emma is Jim's daughter and not his, reveals Coronation Street star Simon Gregson

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Steve desperately hopes he's not Emma's father

Coronation Street star Simon Gregson has teased that Steve McDonald will try to convince himself that Jim is Emma Brooker’s secret father and not him!

Next week, Emma is stunned when her dying dad makes a deathbed disclosure that he’s not her biological father.

Emma, Coronation Street

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Emma confesses the devastating news to Audrey that her mum’s being lying to her for all these years.

Then, when Emma ignores a call from her mum, Audrey is stunned as she sees the image of Emma’s mother come up on the screen – it's hairdresser Fiona Middleton (played by Angela Griffin)!

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Audrey and Steve’s mum Liz then do some working out and Liz tells Steve she reckons the dates mean he could be Emma’s father!

“Steve just can’t believe it – he hasn’t thought about Fiona for so long,” says Simon, who plays Steve.

“So to discover that she is actually Emma’s mum is a real blast from the past.”

But, Steve has another theory – that his own dad Jim is in fact Emma’s father. Jim famously had a fling with Emma’s mum Fiona and Steve reckons he might be Emma’s brother, not her dad!

“He feels Emma is more likely to be his dad Jim’s daughter, who Fiona had an affair with. In all honesty, he’s hoping Liz is wrong,” adds the 44-year-old star.

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But, the big question is what on earth is Tracy going to say about all this when she returns from her holiday with Amy? And when will we finally find out who’s the daddy?

Oh dear Steve, what a pickle!

Coronation Street continues on ITV on Friday evening.

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