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Adoption storyline for Corrie favourites

Tuesday, February 9 2010, 09:08 GMT
By Daniel Kilkelly, Entertainment Reporter
Adoption storyline for Corrie favourites
ITV
Coronation Street couple Steve and Becky McDonald will decide to adopt a child in a forthcoming storyline, it has been revealed.

The pair, played by Simon Gregson and Katherine Kelly, agree to the idea after Becky is told that she will never be able to carry a baby to full term.

Becky receives the devastating news after suffering two miscarriages. In recent weeks, viewers have seen the Weatherfield favourites celebrating Becky's first pregnancy ahead of their future heartbreak.

It is thought that Steve first suggests adoption but receives a sceptical response from his wife, who asks: "Just who do you think I am? I'll tell you who I'm not and that's Angelina Jolie or Madonna. We can't just run around willy-nilly adopting kids like some demented super-celebrity. And besides, I'm not having other people's cast-offs."

However, Becky later grows to accept the idea following advice from her friend Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh).

A show source told the Daily Star: "Our outgoing producer Kim Crowther has been determined to have an adoption storyline in the show for ages. Last year it was on the cards that a broody Liz McDonald would adopt a child but Bev Callard, who plays Liz, had to take several months off."
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