Coronation Street fans left confused by Abi Webster giving birth

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Coronation Street - Ep 10584

Friday 11th March 2022 - 1st Ep

Abi Webster [SALLY CARMAN] is woken by the sound of two police officers banging on the front door. 

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Abi Webster [Sally Carman] is woken by the sound of two police officers on Coronation Street (ITV)

Coronation Street fans have been left confused by a plot development that has seen Abi Webster give birth.

In the latest episode of the long-running soap, the character was seen going into labour after being left on the roadside by her drug dealer.

But viewers were baffled by the plot twist as she had shown no signs of pregnancy and it had not previously been mentioned on the show.

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Abi is currently married to Kevin Webster but she had an affair with Imran Habeeb several months ago and fans voiced their shock at how she could be pregnant without anyone noticing.

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Sunday 6th March 2022


As Abi Webster [SALLY CARMAN] doubles over in pain, Dean Turnbull [ANTHONY CRANK] stops the car. She crouches by the side of the road in agony, but to AbiÕs horror, Dean leaps back in and speeds off. Abi calls for an ambulance but her phone dies. Abi surveys the empty road in pain and fear.

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FROM ITV

STRICT EMBARGO - No Use Before Tuesday 1st March 2022

Coronation Street - Ep 1057879

Sunday 6th March 2022

As Abi Webster [SALLY CARMAN] doubles over in pain, Dean Turnbull [ANTHONY CRANK] stops the car. She crouches by the side of the road in agony, but to AbiÕs horror, Dean leaps back in and speeds off. Abi calls for an ambulance but her phone dies. Abi surveys the empty road in pain and fear.

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Photographer - Danielle Baguley

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Sally Carman as Abi Webster (ITV)

One viewer wrote on Twitter: "Abi slept with Imran well over six months ago so she can’t be pregnant where’s the bump or weight gain?"

Another commented: "WAIT ABI IS PREGNANT? it’s Kev’s right? Dates wouldn’t be right for it to be Imran’s if she’s in labour. Cryptic pregnancies are so common but I hope she hasn’t done any damage with her shenanigans this week & I hope Kev sorts it out with her. They deserve to be a family."

At the end of the episode, a teaser was shown depicting Abi and her newly born baby in hospital. In the clip, Abi gives a false name to the nurse and is seen fleeing in a car before crashing into a skip.

The latest episode of Coronation Street aired on Sunday night (6 March) due to a shakeup in the schedule caused by ITV airing football in the weekdays.

Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders are also set to undergo a permanent schedule change starting this week that will see Emmerdale clash with BBC's EastEnders.

Coronation Street will also begin airing three hour-long episodes a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Read more: Soaps shake-up explained

EastEnders will also cease broadcasting on Fridays and instead air two episodes on a Wednesday.

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