Coronation Street celebrates Paul's last Christmas as Bernie faces prison | The Sun

BERNIE Winter is dreading the holiday season as she faces a hefty prison sentence for handling stolen goods.

And with her son Paul Foreman edging closer to death, the Winter-Browns celebrate Christmas early next week in Coronation Street.

Paul Foreman's days in the cobbles are numbered after he was given a devastating prognosis in recent scenes of the ITV soap.

The beloved builder portrayed by Peter Ash learned that he only had six to twelve months left to live as his motor neurone disease (MND) continued to take over.

This means that Paul will be celebrating one last Christmas this December before drawing his last breath.

Unable to work due to his loss of mobility, Paul has been tying up all the loose ends he can before it's too late and even walked down the aisle with his partner Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank).

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With his time in Weatherfield drawing to a close, both Paul and Billy have been keen to get their Christmas celebrations ready.

Unfortunately, Paul's scheming mother Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove) threw a spanner in the works when she got arrested for handling stolen goods.

Next week, with the Christmas lunch in full swing with Paul, Billy, Bernie, Gemma (Dolly-Rose Campbell) and the quads are having a great time.

Sadly, the mood is killed when Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) and his son Joseph (William Flanagan) return home from the hospital with a child protection officer who wants to interview Gemma.

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With everyone out of the house, Caitlin questions a horrified Gemma and suggests that she may have poisoned Joseph on purpose.

Viewers suspected that young Joseph could be set for a harrowing health ordeal of his own after he was rushed to hospital.

But what is going on with the schoolboy and how will Paul handle it?

This remains to be seen as, meanwhile, in the flower shop flat, Billy shows Paul the Christmas jumpers he’s bought, determined they get into a Christmassy mood for lunch at No.5. 

Will the celebrations go forward without a hitch?

As soap fans will recall, Bernie was desperate to help her son financially after finding out he'd have to wait before cashing in his first PIP payment.


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Her eagerness led her to get sloppy and, while her late accomplice Shelly Rossington managed to escape repercussions, Bernie faces a potential prison sentence.

She then found out that her legal troubles could make her miss out on her son's last ever Christmas and this was enough to convince Paul and Billy to celebrate the holiday a month early.

But with Joseph Brown set to be at the core of another dramatic storyline, worries for both him and Gemma could reach an all-time high.

How will the close-knit clan cope with it all?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

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