The back end of 2021 was not the easiest of Summer Spellman’s (Harriet Bibby) life in Coronation Street – and the next stages of her journey will be just as packed with turmoil.
An attack of confidence will envelope her, making her doubt herself and boss Iain MacLeod has revealed a down to earth, relatable storyline which effectively sees a teenager finding herself and overcoming hurdles.
And it will be a long path for her.
Iain told Metro.co.uk: ‘What we wanted to do with Harriet with Summer is a really relatable story of the pressures of being a teenage girl – romance, exams, conforming to looks and peers, risky from a health point of view.
‘It’s our most down to earth story but at the core has a medical condition that many people don’t know about.
‘It’s very universal and what it spins off into is going to be one of our most important stories next year. It will dig further into her diabetic experiences – I learned something I was not aware of. It’s heartbreaking to see young person disintegrating but she will ultimately come through and value herself.
‘She will learn to love herself – and we look at the underexplored dynamic where she has three dads. ‘I love the potential in that character group – when we are able trying to co parent this troubled young woman in their messed up romantic situation.’
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