Corrie’s Baby Swap Shocker!


Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.
We’ve had the great diamond robbery on Emmerdale, we’ve seen Dirty Den miraculously raised from the dead, but Corrie’s Baby Swap storyline beats them all. Here’s the story:
Coronation Street fans are in for yet another gripping storyline involving the Connor clan.  This time, it’s sultry barmaid Michelle who’s in the spotlight – and it’s for all the wrong reasons. She gets the shock of her life when it emerges her son Ryan could have been swapped at birth for another baby boy.  In what promises to be an emotionally wrenching plot, Michelle is approached in The Rovers Return by a man claiming there was a mix-up on the day her son was born. The brunette plucks up the
courage to go to see Alex, the lad in question, and is stunned as her life is turned upside down.  An ITV insider reportedly said: "It’s one of the most traumatic storylines in the soap’s 47-year history." It’s sure to make for a heart-wrenching Christmas for the single mum.  The scenes will air next month. Read more on this story…
Well I don’t know about you, but I think this has got to be one of the most ridiculous storylines in Corrie’s history. It’s definitely up there with that moment on Dallas when Bobby Ewing walks out of the shower and we all suddenly have to acknowledge to ourselves that the scriptwriters have taken us for complete idiots. OK yes, there have been numerous instances of painful baby swaps in real life, but it all seems a touch too contrived here.
But then again, anything’s possible when it comes to soap storylines these days. In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if by this time next year Michelle’s deceased husband Dean’s swigging pints in the Rovers Return with Kevin Webster and ‘Sinbad’ Jerry.  Here’s how they could do it; the scriptwriters could explain that it wasn’t Dean that died in the car accident but (you guessed it) his twin brother.  Now if they really wanted to stretch our imaginations, they could take things one step further and make out that Dean had been successfully cloned and was masquerading as Michelle’s son Alex (that would explain the uncanny likeness) in a bid to steal her away from Steve MacDonald. What do you think? That’s just as convincing as this baby swap nonsense isn’t it? Please, please, please Corrie, you’ve been doing quite well this year – give us some believable storylines to go out of 2007 on.
That’s it for now. Join me on Friday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.
Ms Bubbles
MSN’s Eye On Soaps
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18 Responses to Corrie’s Baby Swap Shocker!

  1. Elaine says:

    We need new storylines not repeats.  This story has already been done by Australia\’s Home and Away and Neighbours and no doubt others too. 

  2. Kitty says:

    soap editor, you\’re right. This doesn\’t feel like it will be a good Corrie storyline. Corrie\’s strength isn\’t sensationalism – they should leave all that rubbish to Eastenders and concentrate on what they\’re best at.

  3. karen says:

    what a crock of **** what are they thinking, this is ridiculous. it just wouldnt be believable. maybe it would work better with violets baby, but not michelle\’s son. its way too far fetched even for corrie.

  4. ann says:

    this is a rediculous story-line, the great thing about Corrie is the reality storylines, this is not the normal kind of issue facing people in everyday life. 

  5. Sandra says:

     My son was given to me the day after being born and his face was all marked from forcept delivery when i was moved to another hospital they gave me me son but when i looked at him i knew he was not mine as his face was clear and my sons wasnt so mistakes do happen lucky i i knew my baby because of the marks on his face and today we know who the other boy was as it came to light its now my sons friend and it came up in a conversation he was saying and i said that was my son. So i think story lines should happen as its true to life !

  6. Philip says:

    Lifted straight out of Neighbours. Remember the Bree storyline. Don\’t these scriptwriters have any original ideas.

  7. sandra says:

    well  at lest   she\’s  got some thing to really look  mssrable about!

  8. Georgie (Obviously) says:

    Neighbours did this last year, involving Bree and Anne. It was ridiculous. They discovered they had a daughter/sister, were all very cut up about it, then Ann disappeared and didn\’t come back until they needed some way to get rid of the Timmins clan.
    But that\’s always the way with Neighbours, problems don\’t last long, everyone generally forgets about them and move on to more pressing matters.

  9. Alison says:

    It happened to my Mum with my brother – but my Mum recognised that baby wasn\’t hers.  The other Mum didn\’t even notice!!  It was 49 years ago – hopefully things have improved now. 

  10. Roberta says:

    even though its been done in other countries before it could be a pretty good storyline for coronation street if they handle it right and not make it a quick sensation one; we know little of the family so why not do it?…there is only so much you can do with the regulars as we all know and remember them. instead of the connors they could do it with paul, vera\’s grandson, after all they hadnt seen him for years and requested no proof of his id. or even do it with tracys daughter ??? where is she hiding anyway? and why has no one gone to see tracy in ages?

  11. Nigel says:

    I have just been reading about all the things that go on in soaps before the watershed,there was no mention at all about [men?]kissing and being intimate,it\’s disgusting to show that sort of thing going on and portraying that it is normal.It\’s bad enough after the watershed,let alone before,thank goodness for a turnover button for clean living people.

  12. Unknown says:

    whats going on there,s to many saga,s in corrie take rosie and john and the upcoming pregnancy and jailing pregnant maria, dead vera, violet runs away with baby, jim Mcdonalds prison sentence ends, sarah grimshaw murdered its all to much for one street.Corrie get a grip please.

  13. anna says:

    i think this would be a good storyline, maybe we\’ll get to learn more about the connor family. and as for this buisness with the water-shed i think it is ridiculious that people are complaing over things like this, at the end of the day it is only TV there\’s no need to complain about it, the soaps would be so boring if not for the storylines we get today. these storylines are what keep so many people watching.

  14. Yvonne says:

    So this could shatter Michelles relationship with Steve as she tries to sort it out! Wouldn\’t it be nice if just for once a relationship was allowed to blossom in a soap; we\’ve got John doing the dirty with Rosie when he should be more than happy with gorgeous Fiz, but at least Sally didn\’t get to have another affair,  this time; we have Claire and Ashley trying to rebuild their shattered relationship, and so it continues.  Oh and please somebody suggest that David should really have drowned in the canal. 
    I\’ve actually reached the point where I don\’t care if I never see Corrie; I gave up on miserable Eastenders years ago.

  15. DW says:

    Isn\’t it enough that we have to put up with the ever increasingly nonsense of David Platt? I have stopped watching Corrie live so I can fast forward bits when the characters involved in this storyline appear… but now!! are the writers trying to drive away even their most loyal of fans – no wonder Eastenders are winning all the awards as Corrie has gone from being wonderful to wierd – if fans do not stop this nonsense and get back to the quality of the former best soap on TV in the world, then there is no hope for the future of the programme.  I will have to take up knitting!!!!

  16. Unknown says:

    I can\’t believe someone has referred to Fiz as \’\’gorgeous" – she\’s a fat moose!

  17. Katharine says:

    Oh puuurrrrlllleeeeze…………………….It\’s all got way beyond believable on Corrie.It\’s too daft for words.Sally is a wrinkley old slapper with the voice of a Tom cat going through a mincer,theres no way John would fancy her….or Fizz,let him get Rosie preggers and then that would make a believable story line.Writers…you have ..quite literally….lost the plot.

  18. mavis says:

     I want to see Jack Duckworth discovering his grandson\’s theft and see the good actors that jack and vera are put in the performance of a lifetime.   I want to see young david platt get discovered and gale realising her son has serious psychological problems which need dealing with.  counselling.  Lets have a bit of Tracy in prison and her shinanigans behind bars – can I write the script? What about the saga of regeneration of the older properties in the street and some community spirit and jealousies.  Everythings doable.  Creat a quadrangle of new properties and new story lines based on upheaval in the street

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