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Coronation Street fans have been left disturbed by the soap’s latest storyline centring around character Daniel Osbourne.
The character, played by actor Rob Mallard, has been sorely missing his late wife Sinead who tragically died in October after a battle with cancer, and has opted for a bizarre coping mechanism.
Daniel has been talking to sex worker Nicky Wheatley, who is played by Kimberly Hart-Simpson, while pretending she is his late wife and fans have deemed the storyline as “too creepy for words.”
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In recent scenes, Daniel asks Nicky to wear Sinead’s cardigan while opening up to her, and, as a result, she’s attempted to distance herself from the situation.
Nicky tells Daniel he should open up to friends and family instead of paying her to wear Sinead’s cardigan and chat about his late wife.
As a result, fans of the ITV soap, who recently pointed out a big blunder on the show, have commented on the bizarre plot, with one saying: “Really really sad and creepy at the same time scares me actually but grief is hard to deal with so each to their own ways bless.”
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Another penned: “He needs grief counselling and I hope it doesn't turn into him being obsessed with this girl.”
And a third wrote: “Odd, but I think there's a twist.”
In one scene, Daniel bumps into Nicky at the Bistro and offers to pay double to spend time with her.
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He also chats to her friend Cherry over a video call but evidently bores her while discussing his son Bertie.
Some fans, however, have sympathised with his scenario and the way in which he’s dealing with his grief after the passing of his wife.
“I lost my partner of 30 years due to COVID and I can tell you grief is horrendous to cope with so if it gives him some kind of comfort so be it,” wrote one.
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While another added: “It’s hard to watch, he just needs someone to listen, at least he has found his own way, it is strange but tonight shows her trying to distance herself so something is coming.”
A third admitted: “It's his way of coping, but not the healthiest.”
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Katie became a fan favourite during her six years on the street, and her untimely exit came with heartbreaking scenes attached.
A TV insider told The Sun: “From her two rocky relationships to the mini-bus crash, she’s been in some of Corrie’s most captivating storylines.
“And producers will be sad to see Katie leave the soap, but she will make an unforgettable departure which is set to leave viewers in tears.”
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