Coronation Street's Kylie Platt for drugs storyline

Coronation Street's Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) is to be the centre of a new drugs storyline in the ITV soap when she takes her son Max's prescription medication

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Paula Lane as Kylie Platt

Paula Lane as Kylie Platt

Coronation Street's Kylie Platt is to become embroiled in a drugs storyline.

The outspoken wife of David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) - played by Paula Lane - is to become involved in a drugs scandal when her son Max is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as rather than giving her son the medicine prescribed by doctors to control his behaviour, Kylie will be seen taking the pills herself.

Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn told the Daily Star newspaper: "Over the weeks we see a real change in Max's behaviour and what we are going to learn is that he is suffering from ADHD.

"We have done a lot of research on this and it is going to take us to a point where Max is going to be put on medication.

"Kylie hits a really low point. She is drained and in that moment of madness she takes Max's medication.

"She is utterly ashamed and husband David is disgusted when he finds out. This is, out of all the bad decisions Kylie has made, the worst one ever. It is going to have a devastating effect on her, her health and those around her, and it is going to bring real trouble to the Platt household."

Paula previously announced she would be leaving 'Coronation Street' before Christmas to go on maternity leave and insisted she'd told Stuart to make sure she went out with a bang.

She explained: "Kylie's going to stay wild. I said to Stuart I'm ready for that because I've had a quiet six months. I'm not going to let it hinder me."

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