It has been reported that Abi Franklin (Sally Carman) will break her romance with Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) in upcoming Coronation Street scenes.
When Abi’s son Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni) was brutally beaten to death in a hate crime earlier this year, the popular soap could have been about to tie the knot.
Abi has battled to come to grips with her son’s death, while Kevin has stood by her side and supported her through it all.
In dramatic circumstances on Friday (September 10), the trial of Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) and Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) came to a close, and in a heartbreaking twist, killer Corey was declared not guilty.
Abi was upset as the cruel kid smirked at her, as she attempted to comprehend how such injustice could occur in a court of law.
She later told Imran Habeeb (Charlie de Melo) that she would not, under any circumstances, return to normalcy following the verdict.
Abi considers her options carefully, and with vengeance on her mind, she makes the difficult decision to break her relationship with Kevin.
‘She leaves Kevin because she can’t let things go,’ actress Sally Carman told Metro.co.uk.
‘She doesn’t know what she’ll do, or maybe she does, but whatever she does, she won’t involve Kevin or Jack.’
‘It wouldn’t be equitable. She adores the pair of them’s bones, which is why she had to leave them because she needs to think about how she may correct the wrong that has occurred.’
In scenes that will air during the ITV soap’s super soap week, Abi will go out to exact her own brand of retribution on Corey.
While the character’s plans for Corey remain a mystery, we can confirm that Sally has been filming the sequences at night, and there will be a major stunt involved!
Will Abi and Kevin reconcile in the aftermath of this week’s events?
Sally remarked, ‘They genuinely do adore each other.’ ‘It’s an unusual pairing in many respects, with her being so flighty and Kev being so stable, but they’ve discovered something in one other.’
‘They always manage to come up with a solution.’ I believe in their ability to trust one another.’