Kelly Neelan was a troubled youngster when she first came on Coronation Street and ended up hanging around with the wrong gang. Kelly Neelan has had to contend with homelessness, the passing of both her parents, Rick and Laura Neelan, and almost being found guilty of Seb Franklin’s murder.
Since then, Kelly has discovered happiness with Gary Windass, who felt bad for killing her father.
Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) and Kelly recently announced their engagement after realizing their affections for one another, but Kelly’s world is about to implode when she learns something shocking.
Aadi unintentionally tells Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) that he and Kelly intend to wed in Gretna Green in subsequent scenes.
Dev is shocked by his son’s unexpected action, and a heated argument ensues as he demands to know why Aadi wants to tie himself to someone like Kelly.
Kelly makes the decision to host an engagement party in an effort to woo Dev round and show how serious they are about one another.
Gary, in an effort to assist, tells Dev that failing to accept Aadi and Kelly’s union could result in the complete loss of his son. Will Dev overburden his son?
Gary offers to contribute to the wedding since he understands how much it would mean to Kelly. Kelly is moved by Gary’s generosity, but Maria (Samia Longchambon) has her doubts about the union.
Kelly starts organizing the extravagant engagement party with the money she received from her inheritance, but she soon overhears Maria suggesting Kelly will get tired of Aadi when the party is done.
Sharon Bently (Tracie Bennett), who shows up to join in the fun, is cornered by Gary before she can enter to ask her not to ruin Kelly’s night.
Will Sharon name Gary as the murderer of Rick?
Aadi soon slips up again and admits Kelly’s kidnapping incident, leading Kelly to ask Gary to turn her in and horrifying Sharon.
Later, Kelly finds a digital camera in a holdall containing her mother’s belongings that she left behind in Spain.
She is stunned to learn that the holiday is scheduled on June 17, 2019, the day her father was killed.
Kelly claims she wants to know who actually killed her father when she gets home and shows Gary the pictures. Has Gary’s secret finally been revealed?
Iain McLeod, the show’s producer, recently shared details about the bombshell plot line in which Kelly will depart Weatherfield.
He clarified: “We reasoned that since Millie is leaving and Kelly is following suit, we could go big and do something with a very high stakes.
“Possibly having certain characters stumble on all the landmines we have buried for them throughout the years, causing them to detonate in a massive explosion.
“We managed to produce this amazing rooftop scenario with a sort of glowing metropolis in the background.
“in order to accomplish things that would never be possible during a location shot.
“You don’t need to use stunt performers to put genuine actors in what seems like very real peril.”
Kelly’s departure from the soap opera is still a closely-guarded secret, but it may involve her discovering the truth about Rick.