Corrie's Tina to hand over surrogate baby
Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre will hand over her baby Jake to his biological parents, Izzy Armstrong and Gary Windass, this summer after vowing to keep him
Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre will hand over baby Jake to his biological parents.
The brunette beauty - who is played by Michelle Keegan - vowed to keep the little one after acting as a surrogate mother to Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) and Gary Windass (Mickey North), but she looks set to do an emotional U-turn later this summer.
Tina will agree to give up all rights to Jake and hand him over to Izzy's dad Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies), who will then throw a party to celebrate.
Owen then makes a speech in the Rovers Return pub, saying: "We are here to celebrate my grandson Jake.
"We're also here because, as you know, it hasn't been an easy ride for these two. It's been a long and drawn-out process.
"None of this would be possible without one person, Tina. She carried our baby Jake.
"It was a tough thing for her to take on and I know there were times that she wished she hadn't agreed to it but she came through for them and for Jake."
Chris Fountain, who plays Tina's on-screen boyfriend Tommy Duckworth, is pleased viewers have been able to relate to the emotional storyline.
He is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper: "Obviously some people will be able to relate to this but it wasn't something I had ever experienced.
"But since it's been on, people seem to have really taken to it."