Coronation Street, Roy Cropper, Hayley Cropper

Tonight will see the end of an era in Weatherfield as Hayley and Roy say their goodbyes…

In the first of the usual two episodes tonight Hayley’s determined today is to be her last before the cancer makes her any worse. Sat in the cafe, she tells Roy she wants to see Fiz, Tyrone and the rest of the family. Oblivious to the real reason they’ve been called around, they happily reminisce about the past – but this is agony for Roy who knows Hayley wants to end her life before she loses any quality to it.

In the later episode Hayley silently looks out of the flat window watching the world go about its usual business. She irons Roy’s best shirt and asks him to wear it to her funeral. Clearly pained at the idea, Roy asks Hayley to reconsider but Hayley’s mind is made up. Realising with dread that the time has come, Roy helps Hayley into bed but they’re disturbed when Tyrone calls round looking for Ruby’s toy kangaroo.

Sensing things aren’t right; Anna shuts the café and sits alone in the dark. Upstairs, Hayley prepares to take her lethal cocktail, telling Roy he must not touch the glass or have any part in it . Has Weatherfield’s greatest love story, since Percy and Phyllis, come to end?

Coronation Street, tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV, UTV and STV

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