There's an EXTRA episode of Coronation Street on tonight - and here's why
The rest of this week's Coronation Street is dedicated to Sinead as she loses her fight with cancer...
Coronation Street fans are in for a treat as an extra episode of the soap is aired tonight... but make sure you have got the tissues handy.
The episode that will be aired at 8.30pm this evening (see our TV guide for full listings) will focus solely on Sinead Tinker as she faces her heartbreaking death, which will air tomorrow night on ITV.
Today's extra episode will see Sinead waking up the morning after her fight with husband Daniel Osbourne over his kiss with Bethany Platt.
But when Sinead realises he isn't there, she is upset and worries about where he might be. And she's right to worry, because Daniel is in self destruct mode, having spent the night passed out drunk by the side of the canal.
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Putting her fight with Daniel to one side, Sinead focuses on her son and, with Beth's help, she records some messages on Daniel's laptop for Bertie to watch in the future.
As Sinead pours her heart out to her son, she tells him all the things he is too little to understand now, and makes sure he will know just how loved he is.
But soon Tracy arrives to tell Sinead that Daniel loves her dearly and that Bertie needs his dad... and Tracy's words resonate with Sinead and she asks to see her husband.
As Daniel gets home he is an emotional wreck and he begs for her forgiveness as Sinead talks candidly about her death and tells Daniel that she needs to know she can trust him to always do the right thing for their son.
Daniel assures her that Bertie is in good hands... but will it be enough for Sinead to forgive her husband for his infidelity?
Tomorrow's hour-long special will see Sinead sadly lose her fight against cancer, but as she slips away she will have Daniel and Bertie by her side. Make sure you don't miss it on ITV1 at 7.30pm.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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