Coronation Street to air special episode TONIGHT focusing entirely on THESE two characters

Brace yourselves for one of the most emotional episodes of Coronation Street to date...

Tonight's second episode of Coronation Street will focus on Sinead and Daniel's story as they get the devastating news that Sinead's cancer has spread, leaving her with just months to live.

Coronation Street fans were left heartbroken at the start of the week when Sinead found a lump on her neck during her wedding day.

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Sinead quietly took Daniel to one side on Monday and told him that she has found a lump (Picture: ITV)

She broke the life-shattering news to Daniel and the pair agreed to continue with their wedding, putting off going to the hospital until the following day... but both knew that the cancer had returned and they were already on borrowed time.

Today's first episode sees Daniel and Sinead going to the hospital for her scan, and as they return home to wait for any news, they vow to remain positive and book a mini moon to celebrate their new marriage.

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Daniel and Sinead tied the knot earlier this week having just discovered her cancer has returned (Picture: ITV)

But before they can escape on holiday the hospital call and ask her to come back the same day... leaving the new Mr and Mrs Osbourne in no doubt that it's bad news. And they're right.

In the second episode of Coronation Street tonight, which will focus entirely on Daniel and Sinead's storyline, the pair go to the hospital to see the specialist for the scan results.

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As they receive the worst possible news that the cancer has spread to Sinead's lymph nodes and liver, they question the doctor about what treatments are available.

Daniel and Sinead in Coronation Street

Tonight's Coronation Street sees Daniel and Sinead's world shattered as they get devastating news at the hospital (Picture: ITV)

But sadly for Sinead this is a cancer that she won't be beating and the bottom falls out of their world when the specialist tells them Sinead only has months to live.

As they return home from the appointment, their families rally around them, but as the news starts to sink in, no one really knows what to say to Sinead, who is facing the very likely prospect that she won't even get to see Bertie's first Christmas.

Sinead and Daniel in Coronation Street

Sinead and Daniel struggle as they break the devastating news to their families tonight (Picture: ITV)

But how will the pair continue to move forward knowing their time together is coming to an end?

Watch Coronation Street tonight at 7.30 and 8.30pm on ITV and make sure you've got tissues handy... it's going to be emotional.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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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.