Gemma (Dolly-Rose Campbell) and Chesney (Sam Aston)’s wedding day is rapidly approaching on Coronation Street and the couple are excitedly making plans for their big day.
And now, a returning relative is going to throw the cat among the pigeons.
Gemma finds a dress she really likes in a charity shop and shows it to Izzy (Cherylee Houston) at the factory, asking her if she can turn it into something amazing. Izzy agrees, but talking to her gets Gemma thinking.
Later she tells Chesney that it would be a nice idea if they could invite Izzy’s mum Linda (Jacqueline Leonard), who lives in Portugal, to the wedding.
As mum of both Izzy and her late sister Katy, Linda is the grandmother of Katy and Chesney’s son Joseph (William Flanagan), so the idea makes some kind of sense. Linda’s appearances on the Street usually mean trouble, though.
On her last visit a year ago, Linda arrived during a difficult time for Chesney and Gemma’s family as they struggled with finances.
Joseph’s behaviour also suffered and at one point he went missing. In the wake of this Linda suggested that she could take Joseph to live with her in Portugal and put pressure on Joseph to agree, as he knew that his family were struggling financially.
In the end, though, Joseph chose to stay with his family and Linda returned to Portugal alone.
Jacqueline Leonard was pictured recently taking part in location filming for the wedding, in full wedding guest attire complete with a hat to match her dress.
Other actors spotted filming the scenes include Sam Aston, Jimmi Harkishin (Dev) and Jane Hazlegrove (mother-of-the-bride Bernie who is not likely to be happy at the sight of Linda).
Also there sporting a flower in his buttonhole and looking relaxed was Peter Ash, who plays Gemma’s brother Paul – a man who’s hiding the secret that he has motor neurone disease until after his sister is happily married.
With Linda now also in the mix, it looks like the potential for huge wedding day drama is very high.
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