Coronation Street star Ellie Leach explains Faye's big decision over Miley

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Coronation Street star Ellie Leach has explained why her character Faye Windass decides to meet up with her young daughter Miley next week.

Faye hasn't had any contact with Miley for years, as the youngster's father Jackson Hodge has been raising her in Canada. Recent episodes confirmed that Jackson had moved back to the UK with Miley and was trying to get back in touch with Faye. She ignored his messages, adamant that she didn't want to see Miley.

In the coming days, we'll see Faye's father Tim find out what's going on. He urges Faye to start connecting with Miley, claiming that she'll regret it for the rest of her life if she doesn't.

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Discussing Faye's decision, Ellie explained: "There are a few nice scenes with Sally where she tells Faye that she has not seen her kids for a while. Sally confides in Faye that her children mean everything to her and this warms Faye up, as she starts to imagine that she could have a relationship with Miley.

"Faye also feels like Tim deserves to have a relationship with his granddaughter if he wants to, so Tim and Sally both have a massive impact on Faye's decision to meet Miley."

Asked whether Faye's recent experiences with early menopause also affect her choice, Ellie replied: "When Faye first hears from Jackson, she is very adamant that she does not want to meet Miley.

"But then she thinks this may be the only chance that she is going to get to have a relationship with her child that she gave birth to. Meeting Miley again is a really big deal to Faye, and she doesn't want to mess this opportunity up."

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Corrie has confirmed that Jackson will bring Miley for a visit to Number 4, with Tim on hand to support Faye.

Sharing more about the scenes, Ellie continued: "Faye's biggest fear is that Miley won't like her and will resent her for abandoning her and Jackson.

"Faye is also worried about meeting Miley and realising that she loves her so much that she can't let her go again. Faye is scared that she will build a bond with Miley and it will be taken away from her again.

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"Faye is excited when she meets Miley, but the nerves are so much greater than the excitement, as she is desperate for Miley to like her.

Faye is also questioning what she will be like around Miley because she doesn't know this child and she doesn't know how to be a parent. It's like they are both strangers meeting for the first time, but Miley is still Faye's daughter."

She continued: "Faye would definitely be upset if it didn't go well because she plays down her feelings quite a lot. She puts up a front so she doesn't get hurt because she has been hurt so much in the past.

"But she also doesn't want to get her hopes up in case they come crashing down. I think she would be really, really hurt.

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"Faye has a real fear of realising that she still loves Miley and realising that she wants to be a mum to her again because she is scared that Miley will be taken away again.

"So if it does go well, Faye will try to be a mum to Miley for as long as she is in Weatherfield, but it would be playing on her mind that Miley might go back to Canada and she would be constantly thinking about when that may be."

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

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