LIFE OR DEATH drama on tonight’s Coronation Street as FIVE characters are rushed to hospital

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A fire in tonight's Coronation Street leaves Gemma Winter and her babies in serious danger...

Tonight's Coronation Street sees someone start a fire at Chesney Brown and Gemma Winter's house, causing serious drama for the new mum and her four babies.

The trouble comes after Bernie Winter's misguided attempts to get evidence that Kel Hinchley is a paedophile.

Bernie confides in Sean in Coronation Street

Bernie's attempts to get proof that Kel is a paedophile leaves Gemma and her babies in serious danger tonight (Picture: ITV)

But as news spreads, a vigilante targets the house this evening, leaving Gemma and her quads in serious danger as fire spreads through their home.

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As always it is chaos at Gemma and Chesney's house as the pair try and juggle looking after their four babies.

But with the lack of sleep getting to them, they decide to tag team having a nap, and while Gemma gets some rest Chesney goes to the shops.

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Chesney is horrified when he gets home to find his house on fire and his family trapped inside (Picture: ITV)

However, while his back is turned someone gratifies 'PAEDO' on their house, before putting a burning rag through the letter box and setting the house on fire.

But still fast asleep, Gemma is oblivious to the danger she's in and as the fire starts to spread, things don't look good for the new mum.

Later Chesney gets home and is horrified to see what has been sprayed on the front of their house, but it's only when he sees flames at the front door that he realises someone has set fire to the house and races to save Gemma and the babies.

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Chesney and Gemma will be left fearing the worst for their babies in Coronation Street (Picture: ITV)

Thankfully Abi is only across the cobbles and races over to put the fire out with an extinguisher from the garage, saving the day.

But while a shaken Gemma might be okay, she is stunned to realise what has happened and is horrified when she realises just how bad things could have been if Chesney hadn't got home when he did.

As the ambulance arrives, Gemma and Chesney go to the hospital with their four babies after paramedics tell them they need to be kept in, along with Gemma, for observation after all the smoke they have inhaled.

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Gemma and Chesney are angry at Paul and Bernie for bringing drama to their door (Picture: ITV)

Chesney is fuming when Bernie and Paul arrive at the hospital and he lashes out that them, verbally attacking them for bringing danger to their door.

But will the babies be okay or has Bernie brought more trouble to the cobbles than anyone realises?

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

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! 

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