Coronation Street’s Amy Barlow is set to be the victim of a horrific spiking storyline, according to reports.
The teenager, played by Elle Mulvaney, has her drink spiked and is rushed to hospital by her parents Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) who are worried that she has suffered a drugs overdose.
A source told The Sun: "Amy ends up in a bad way in hospital and Steve and Tracy fear the worst.”
"They’re convinced she is on drugs – but she is adamant she didn’t take them knowingly. It soon becomes clear that she’s been the victim of spiking but Steve and Tracy don’t accept it."
It seems the new storyline will see Amy strike up a relationship with drug dealer Jacob.
The insider continued: "They are convinced Jacob is leading their daughter astray, and soon the police are investigating."
Before the ITV soap’s boss Iain Macleod also weighed in on the new storyline to The Sun.
“She is quite sensible given her family dynamic and that’s Amy,” he said.
“How will Tracy and Steve react to the worst possible boyfriend – they try with failure to strategise this, cut her off financially, reverse psychology.
"All of these things just make things worse and worse, to comedy effects.
In the end, they have to bite the bullet and try to get along with this lad."
Iain added: “Meanwhile Jacob is redeeming himself – we discover about how he arrived in the drug gang and it will reframe views of him.
OK! has reached out to Coronation Street representations for a comment.
The 19 year old actress, Elle, who plays Amy on the show, recently stunned fans as she posted a glamorous photo on Instagram.
She sported a cut out detail black top with wide-legged black trousers and a bright, bold red lip to finish the look.
Elle captioned the close up selfies: “Classic mirror selfie.”
The young actress first joined the soap in 2010, taking over the role of Amy Barlow from Amber Chadwick.
Since then, Elle has had some explosive storylines with dramatic plot twists such as Amy’s teenage pregnancy at age 14 and being heavily involved in an upskirting storyline.
For her impressive work the star has been nominated multiple times for Best Young Actor at the Inside Soap Awards and the British Soap Awards.
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