Coronation Street's Paul Foreman faces more upsetting news
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Coronation Street's Paul Foreman is set to receive some more upsetting news in upcoming scenes as a result of his recent crimes.
After being told that he has the onset of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which can shorten his life-span, Paul started doing some criminal jobs for Damon Hay in order to financially provide for his loved ones while he still can.
Paul was eventually caught out for stealing a car from Rufus Donahue, who was killed by Stephen Reid the same night, and things go from bad to worse for him when he gets his day in court.
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In upcoming scenes, Paul pleads guilty in court and fails to mention his diagnosis, which is also unknown to his family.
Paul is devastated to learn that he must appear in court for sentencing the day before his sister Gemma marries Chesney, which means he could miss her special day if he gets jail time.
Earlier this week, Paul decided to blackmail Damon by threatening to grass him up unless he hands over £25,000. Paul's ultimatum worries Damon, who phones his criminal contacts and asks them to put a stop to Paul's attempts at extortion.
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Paul's tragic storyline is set to run for many months, but it will ultimately lead to his death.
Previously discussing the storyline, Peter Ash (who plays Paul) told us: "When you're playing a character with an illness or a condition, there's so much responsibility to get it right and not to cheapen it.
"We want to represent it properly. We're acting it, but there are people watching who are living with it. It's very important to get it right, be spot on with it and portray it sensitively."
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
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Coronation Street has been working on Paul's storyline with support from the MND Association, which focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by motor neurone disease.
The charity's helpline MND Connect (0808 802 6262) is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and 7pm to 10.30pm. Calls are free.
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