GEMMA Winter’s mum Bernie is going to prove herself quite the conwoman when she arrives in Weatherfield in Coronation Street – when she steals pregnant daughter’s urine for use in a scam.
Deceitful Bernie – who will be played by Casualty star Jane Hazlegrove in the ITV soap – is going to use her daughter’s condition to make money for herself by stealing her urine and using it in a scam to flog positive pregnancy tests.
A source told The Sun Online: “Bernie hasn’t always been the best mother to Gemma but she’s determined to prove that she can be now that Gemma’s pregnant.
“She does want to be there for Gemma but she can’t help herself when she sees a money-making scam opportunity with Gemma being pregnant.
“Bernie doesn’t see anything wrong with using Gemma to make a bit of money – even if it does mean stealing her own daughter’s wee.”
The insider added: “Bernie deliberately blocks the toilet in the house so Gemma has no choice but to use a bucket when she needs to go.
“She decides to team up with another street resident to cash in on the abundant supply to help others fake a pregnancy test.
“But it won’t all run smoothly and Gemma and Chesney aren’t going to be impressed with Bernie’s behaviour.”
It comes after The Sun Online revealed how Bernie will cause havoc in the house when she arrives by flirting with Chesney and leaving Gemma convinced she’s trying to bed him.
A source said: “When Bernie starts to treat Ches as one of the family, she’s a bit too tactile and Gemma decides her mum is after her boyfriend.”
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The insider added: “Worse still, Chesney becomes convinced of it too and he begins to behave strangely trying to fend off his mother-in-law.
“He’s going to be left squirming in his own house and stuck between Gemma and her mother.
“It’s going to be a classic Corrie comedy storyline with an oblivious Bernie at the centre of it all.”
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