Note: This article contains discussion of eating disorders which some readers may prefer to avoid.
Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street is lining up another tragic twist in Summer Spellman's struggle with an eating disorder, with the teenager set to make a dangerous decision.
Following an emotional exchange between Summer and Billy Mayhew about her eating habits back in April, Summer will continue to reconcile the effects she believes insulin is having on her body in an upcoming episode.
While looking ahead to the summer, Summer and boyfriend Aaron plan their holiday to Spain. Anxious about how they'll spend their time, Summer admits that she'd rather focus on sight-seeing than sunbathing.
Aaron is sympathetic of Summer's unease about the idea of being in a bikini. Her discomfort grows when Aaron reveals that the pair have been given a free water sports session with their booking.
Summer admits that the idea of a skin-tight wetsuit isn't for her, but feeling guilty about their holiday plans, she tells Aaron she intends to tackle the water sports as a personal challenge.
While Aaron is pleased by her apparent positivity, Summer takes a drastic step when she runs her hands down her body.
Self-conscious about her shape and keen to blame the insulin she needs to manage her diabetes, Summer decides to tip the potentially life-saving medicine away.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.
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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