There’s a horrible shock coming to Robert Preston in Coronation Street tonight when his pregnant lover Vicky Jefferies collapses in agony, leaving him fearing for the safety of his baby.
Vicky – who’s played by Kerri Quinn in the ITV soap – pays a visit to Robert at the Bistro after deciding she’s sick of playing second fiddle all the time. It comes after Robert takes a call from Vicky’s teenage son, Tyler, who tells him his mum isn’t feeling well.
Robert – Tristan Gemmill – promises him that he’ll pop over later, but Vicky is fuming and heads over to have it out with him.
Luckily, Robert’s fiancée Michelle Connor is out on a job when she arrives. Vicky gives Robert a piece of her mind but he’s horrified when she doubles up in pain.
Worried that something is happening to the baby Robert is desperate for, he rushes her off to hospital.
When Michelle gets back from her event, with son, Ryan, and Alya Nazir, they’re all puzzled to find pots and pans bubbling away, but no sign of Robert.
When Michelle calls him, he lies – again – and tells her he’s at the wholesalers.
Meanwhile, at the hospital, Robert and Vicky are both delighted when they’re told that the baby is absolutely fine and that Vicky has gallstones.
Vicky cries tears of relief and Robert promises her that she’ll be his priority from now on. But will he be able to keep his promise?
Later in the week, Robert will be horrified when he spots Vicky at event Michelle is catering for.
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He tries to get her to go home, telling her it’s for the sake of the baby. But he lands himself in hot water when he gives her a reassuring hug, only to be spotted by his ex-wife, Tracy Barlow – Kate Ford.
Tracy is already suspicious that Robert is up to something behind Michelle’s back will confront her ex about his shady behaviour with Vicky, but will Robert tell her the truth?
And how will he make sure Tracy doesn’t tell Michelle what she’s seen?