It is reported that new 'Coronation Street' star Michelle Collins will have a central role in the soap's "biggest plot of the year".
The Mirror reports that Collins' character, new Rovers Return boss Stella, will be revealed as Leanne Barlow's (Jane Danson) mother.
The paper says that the storyline has been in development for months.
A source said: "This was genius by the bosses. And it makes for a massive future for Michelle in the show.
"There has been a lot of cloak and dagger involved in the arrival of Stella."