Tracy Barlow to make lesbian claim
Coronation Street's Tracy Barlow is to claim she is a lesbian in a "hilarious" new storyline
'Coronation Street's Tracy Barlow is to claim she is a lesbian.
The Weatherfield schemer tells estranged husband Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) she has stricken up a relationship with pal Beth Tinker (Lisa George) - but it is a scam to try and stop him from selling their marital home.
Tracy and Beth try to put off buyers of the property by getting very cosy when anyone comes to view the house - and even hide kippers throughout the building to cause an unsavoury stench.
When one would-be buyer mentions the fishy smell, Tracy tells her: "It's always been here - it's even worse upstairs!"
Steve moved Beth in with her son Craig in a bid to drive Tracy (Kate Ford) out but his plan is set to backfire with the "hilarious" new storyline.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "It will be hilarious and the girls will have a great time filming - it won't be long before Steve begins to smell a rat - or the kippers!
"They are determined to hang on to the place.
"When Tracy is overwhelmed by the smell of kippers that Beth cooks one morning, the pair realise putting them round the place will guarantee no-one will want to buy it.
"The scenes will be some of the funniest ever and show 'Corrie' is still the best when it comes to giving viewers a good old chuckle."