Following on from Bethany Platt’s (played by Lucy Fallon) horrific grooming ordeal, Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) losing their baby son, Ken Barlow’s (William Roache) fall and Carla Connor’s (Alison King) shock return, the new year looks to be full of even more twists and turns.
Here are our predictions for 2018…
Pat Phelan to finally be exposed
Pat Phelan (Conor McIntyre) should tread carefully in 2018 as many residents of Coronation Street grow closer to learning the truth about his villainous ways including wife Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) and daughter Nicola Rubenstein (Nicola Thorp).
Having got away with holding Andy Carver (Oliver Farnworth) hostage for best part of the year before killing him and then framing Anna Windass (Debbie Rush) for Seb Franklin’s (Harry Visinoni) fall, it surely won’t be long before he is caught out.
Speaking of his eventual comeuppance, soap star Nicola previously teased: “The net’s closing in.”
David Platt to be victim of horrific sexual assault
As if the Platt family haven’t had enough to deal with over the past year, David (Jack P Shepherd) is set to be sexually assaulted as the soap tackles a male rape storyline.
It is believed he will be drugged and assaulted by personal trainer and mechanic Josh, who will arrive on the cobbles very soon, and be left feeling ashamed and guilty over the attack.
Roy Cropper to die in kidney transplant with Carla Connor
Fans were shocked when it was revealed that Carla has kidney failure after acting strangely when she returned to Weatherfield at Christmas.
Her close friend Roy (David Neilson) was later seen researching how a kidney transplant works suggesting he could be about to donate one of his own.
But nothing ever goes to plan in soap world, so could viewers see the cafe owner left fighting for his life if the operation goes wrong.
Aidan Connor and Eva Price to be killed off in dramatic storyline
Aidan Connor and Eva Price are set for a dramatic departure from the show later this year after it was revealed that soap star’s Shayne Ward and Catherine Tyldesley will be bowing out.
While details of their exit are being kept tightly under wraps following on from their explosive wedding earlier this year, it wouldn’t be surprising if their departure was just as shocking – could the pair be killed off?
Tracy Barlow for unexpected pregnancy after Steve fling
They already have daughter Amy (Elle Mulvaney) together but could Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) and Steve McDonald have another child this year in a surprise pregnancy twist?
The pair have been busy enjoying a steamy fling over Christmas but could they be in for a shock with Tracy learning that she is expecting her second child?
While an unexpected pregnancy is unlikely, there’s no doubt there will be consequences for their recent behaviour.