Kym Marsh is set to shake up the cobbles once again as her character Michelle Connor falls pregnant. The former Hear'Say singer has just finished scenes which reveal that Michelle is expecting a baby with long-term partner Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson).
The pregnancy ball starts rolling when Michelle gets broody after accompanying her pregnant pal Leanne Tisley (Jane Dawson) to the hospital. She later chats to Steve about having a baby but he isn't so keen.
Soon after, Michelle finds out she is pregnant and there will be 'bumps' in the road as far as Corrie storylines go. A show source said: "Michelle's pregnancy is big news for her and Steve but will end up having even bigger repercussions in the Street.
"There are huge storylines built around the birth of the two new babies in the soap. As always it is not going to be all plain sailing. It's going to be another huge storyline for Kym," Mirror Online reports.
Kym has also spoken about the forthcoming storyline, claiming that Michelle believes that having a baby with strengthen her relationship with Steve.
She said: "It's basically Leanne being pregnant that prompts it. She realises that, as she's 40, she's getting close to the point where it might not be possible.
"She doesn't feel like she's needed as a mum by Ryan and she's still young. It's a bit of a wake-up call for her really. There is certainly an element of her thinking it will help her and Steve cement their relationship. But she does have a genuine desire to have a baby," she said.
Elsewhere in the soap, it was reported this week that Les Dennis will be leaving the cobbles, and he will have a 'dramatic' exit after he chose to leave the ITV show.
The television presenter-turned-actor, who has played Corrie favourite Michael Rodwell since 2004, announced he is leaving Corrie later this year and that soap bosses are plotting an exciting end for him.
The 62-year-old said: "As a lifelong fan of the show, [this] has been a dream come true. Becoming part of the ITV Coronation Street family has been a wonderful experience and my decision to leave was a hard one.
Despite feeling sad about leaving, Dennis appears eager to film his last scenes. He continued: The talented team of writers and producers have come up with a very dramatic exit for Michael on the show which will be exciting to film," Mirror Online reports.
He added: "I'll treasure the two-and-a-half years I have been part of such an iconic show and move on with very fond memories, so many lovely friends and colleagues and an ambition achieved."
Watch Coronation Street tomorrow night on ITV at 8.30pm.