Becky McDonald lets pregnancy slip

'Coronation Street's Becky McDonald is set to tell husband Steve she is pregnant.

After a tricky period in the couple's fledgling marriage, the feisty soap barmaid - played by Katherine Kelly - finally confesses the news she has secretly known since New Year's Day, but not before she has dealt with a huge personal loss.

Katherine said: "Becky finds out her mum has passed away, but she and Steve are very much estranged, so she doesn't tell him."

Steve, meanwhile, continues his wild behaviour and rides a new motorbike into Weatherfield; leaving Becky to confide in the Roy and Hayley Cropper - who have stood by her since she came to 'Coronation Street'.

Katherine added: "She tells them she's had a call, letting her know that her mother's passed away, and she's trying to organise a funeral.

"Becky hated her, and the death has brought back a lot of bad memories. She was living rough when she died, and Becky's the only person at the service. It's a very emotional time, in any case."

As she comes home, Becky breaks down and confesses all to Steve's mum, Liz - which coincides with Steve getting mugged and falling off his new motorbike, leading him to apologise for his recent actions.

Katherine said: "Steve comes to his senses - at last he gets a glimpse of himself, and realises he's being a complete idiot.

"He has a heart-to-heart with Becky and that's when she ends up telling him she's pregnant."

The news isn't likely to unite the couple however, as Steve is desperate to become a father but Becky isn't sure she's cut out for motherhood.

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