Tonight's episode sees Sue Johnston's first scenes in the role of Gloria, who arrives on the cobbles to pay a visit to daughter Stella.
Gloria is unaware that Stella has split from Karl (John Michie), so she is shocked when she hears all about the acrimonious break-up.
Unable to resist interfering, Gloria eventually heads off to see Karl and slaps him as they come face-to-face again.
However, it's also clear that Gloria has a soft spot for Karl, so when he confesses that he's still in love with Stella, she vows to play peacemaker by sorting out their differences…
Coronation Street airs tonight at 7.30pm on ITV1.
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