Coronation Street bosses locked in tense row over fate of fan favourite couple

CORONATION Street bosses are locked in a row over the future of Sally and Tim Metcalfe.

The fan favourite couple are teetering on the brink of separation with Sally convinced her husband is having an affair.

Viewers know he is hiding a devastating heart condition from her that requires surgery.

He has sought advice from neighbour nurse Aggie Bailey – but Sally thinks they are having an affair.

On This Morning this week, Holly Willoughby asked their resident soaps expert Sharon Marshall about the fate of the couple.

Sharon replied: "Well, I do not know. 

“That is the answer. Before Christmas, there was this big Corrie press conference and the writers admitted this was the subject of a huge debate in the writers' room.

"There were arguments – some of the team do want to, but there have been some who don't. 

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“What we will see is that she will become more and more paranoid, she will put a tracker on his phone, she will start to think Tim is having an affair.

"He is spending lots of time with Aggie, because she is a nurse, and he is spending time with her. But I hope they don't."

And Corrie boss Iain Macleod recently told The Sun that the disagreements are on-going.

He said: “I love Tim and Sally as they feel like an iconic Corrie couple.

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“Every so often somebody comes to a story conference and pitches something that splits them up and sends them off with different people. It always starts a massive argument, as it did when we talked about doing it with Fiz and Tyrone.

"Tim and Sally feel right together and are peas in a pod, so that's why this story will matter to our audience. 

“There'll be a huge level of investment in whether they can get over this hurdle or not."

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