Coronation Street plans devastating new story for Abi Webster

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street has lined up a devastating new storyline for Abi Webster.

A new issued-based story for the ITV soap will see Abi become the victim of deepfake porn, which is when AI technology is used to alter the faces of actors in already-existing pornographic material to make them look like other people.

According to The Sun, explicit content that has Abi’s face superimposed onto it will be anonymously sent to her garage boss Tyrone Dobbs, turning her life upside down.

Further details on the storyline and when it will air are yet to be revealed.

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At the start of last year, Corrie producer Iain MacLeod spoke about plans for a plot that would see Abi "reconnecting with somebody from her past, who transpires to be the last possible person you'd expect to find in her backstory".

In December, he revealed that the storyline has "not gone away, but it's been pushed down the order somewhat.”

"The Abi story that I alluded to got pushed aside. I won't tell you by which story, because then you could probably work out what the Abi story was!" he continued.

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"There was another story that came along. Actually, strategically, it made more sense to do that one first. So it's still there, but it's just not yet in the show."

While nothing has been confirmed, it’s possible this storyline could finally be making its way to screens in the form of Abi’s upcoming deepfake story. Could someone from Abi's past somehow be involved?

Elsewhere for Abi, she and husband Kevin will face some marital problems next week when he makes sexist comments about Steve McDonald's potential new date.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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