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'Coronation Street's Steve 'sparks Rovers Return fears'

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Coronation Street bosses are planning to keep fans guessing over the future of the Rovers Return after Steve McDonald decides to put it up for sale, a report has claimed.

Steve, played by Simon Gregson, announces plans to put the pub on the market as he needs to ease his debts in a forthcoming storyline, according to the Daily Star.

Current bar manager Stella Price (Michelle Collins) and her partner Karl Munro (John Michie) are told that they can have first refusal before Steve makes alternative arrangements.

Tracy tells Steve she and Amy are moving to London

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Stella and Karl outside the Rovers in Coronation Street

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However, when a number of potential buyers start touring the pub, regular punters become concerned that there could be big changes afoot.

Some Weatherfield residents express fears that their favourite local could be turned into a trendy wine bar, so they keep their fingers crossed that familiar faces Stella and Karl will come up with the cash before somebody else steps in.

A Coronation Street insider told the newspaper: "The Rovers has been a huge part of the street for years but times change. Steve needs to get his hands on some money, and quick. The pub could end up in anyone's hands."

Coronation Street will reportedly run the storyline for a number of weeks, leaving viewers to wonder what will happen to The Rovers.

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