More drama for Carla Connor

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Alison King

Alison King

Factory owner Carla Connor (played by Alison King) is set for even more drama in ITV soap 'Coronation Street'.

'Coronation Street's Carla Connor is set for even more drama.

The factory owner, played by actress Alison King, has already developed a gambling addiction after struggling to overcome the sense of guilt caused by the fire in her flat that led to the deaths of Kal Nazir and Maddie Heath but things are set to get even more dramatic.

Carla's problems will increase when her cousin Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward) arrives in the street, swiftly followed by his father Johnny and sister Kate and they will bring big news for Carla.

Show producer Stuart Blackburn said: "The Connors are looking great. I think in Aidan, Johnny and Kate, we've really hit gold. One of those characters will deliver a bit of news to Carla that will change her sense of self and perception forever. It's going to be a real shocker.

"We've also got a lot more twists and turns for Tracy and Carla. They've been out on location filming some of the strongest two-hander scenes we've had this year."

Speaking previously about her character's addiction, Alison said: "She really believes she's responsible for the fire and their deaths and that's an awful thing to have to live with.

"[The gambling] all started when she was in LA. Michelle [Connor] found casino receipts in her bag. Like any addict, Carla's in total denial and gets angry if anyone suggests she might have a problem."

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