CORONATION Street’s Amy Barlow is going to be the victim of a horror drink spiking, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The teenager – who is played by actress Elle Mulvaney in the ITV soap – will end up in hospital with her parents Steve and Tracy convinced she has suffered a drugs overdose.
It will kick off a major new storyline as Amy falls for drug dealer Jacob.
A source said: “Amy ends up in a bad way in hospital and Steve and Tracy fear the worst.
“They’re convinced she is on drugs – but she is adamant she didn’t take them knowingly.
“It soon becomes clear that she’s been the victim of spiking but Steve and Tracy don’t accept it.
“They are convinced Jacob is leading their daughter astray, and soon the police are investigating.”
Corrie boss Iain Macleod recently told The Sun about Amy’s new relationship with drug dealer Jacob.
“She is quite sensible given her family dynamic and that’s Amy,” he said.
“How will Tracy and Steve react to the worst possible boyfriend – they try with failure to strategise this, cut her off financially, reverse psychology.
"All of these things just make things worse and worse, to comedy effects.
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“In the end, they have to bite the bullet and try to get along with this lad."
Iain added: “Meanwhile Jacob is redeeming himself – we discover about how he arrived in the drug gang and it will reframe views of him.
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“He is trying to put the past behind him and make amends with Leanne and Simon.
“Jacob was groomed – he did do some heinous things but he is mature enough to know he has to put things right. It’s Meet the Parents proper Corrie style.
“All the characters in this are cast-iron Corrie, it’s a rich story.”
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