Coronation Street continues Summer's eating disorder storyline in emotional scenes

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The following article contains discussion of body image issues and eating disorders that some readers may find triggering.

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street is set to explore Summer Spellman's eating disorder further, as the teen continues to struggle with her romantic feelings for teacher Daniel Osbourne and makes a startling discovery about Max Turner.

In a misguided effort to combat her growing jealousy of Daniel's on-off girlfriend Daisy Midgeley, Summer (Harriet Bibby) has been obsessing over her food intake in recent weeks.

First, she purged a meal Billy treated her to at the Bistro, and she's since gotten into the habit of binge-eating junk food before making herself sick.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Her self-consciousness was likely exasperated by her recent fall-out with Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney). So when Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) convinces Amy to make up with her former pal in scenes scheduled to air on Friday, January 14, it looks like things might sort themselves out.

Things look to have a negative effect, though, when Amy surprises Summer – who'd just snuck in with a load of sweet treats – at home, and the latter is forced to pretend the snacks are someone else's.

Amy assures Summer it's up to her what she eats, but the guilt gets her. Does she really want to consume all this, and what will the consequences be if she does?

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Later, Summer learns that Max (Paddy Bever) has an upskirt photo of her, which sends her into a downwards spiral and causes her to scoff all of the chocolate she'd bought earlier in one go.

Then, she heads to the bathroom and forces herself to throw up.

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Friday, January 14 at 7.30pm on ITV.

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Beat (www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk) is a charity which raises awareness and understanding of eating disorders, and supports those affected by them. Beat now has a one-to-one secure messaging service. Its phone helpline for those aged 18 and over is 0808 801 0677, and there's also a dedicated Youthline for those under 18 – 0808 801 0711.

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