Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre will face criticism from her neighbours when her surrogacy decision is exposed, a report has claimed.
Tina (Michelle Keegan) recently agreed to have a baby for Gary Windass and Izzy Armstrong, and the plan starts to come together in tonight's (November 15) episode as she gets a positive pregnancy test result.
Although Tina's news will remain a secret on the cobbles for a short while, the Daily Star reports that her boyfriend Tommy Duckworth eventually gives the game away by blurting out the whole story during a rant at the Rovers Return.
Tina's boss Stella Price (Michelle Collins) and factory worker Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor) are apparently among the characters who speak their minds as the gossip spreads.
Claiming that Tina is "renting her womb out", Stella is quoted as saying: "It's not normal, you can't deny it. Did you really think this through?"
Meanwhile, Sally asks: "You tell me, what guy would want to settle down with a girl who can sell her own baby?"
However, Tina sticks to her guns by insisting: "This baby was made in a lab and transferred in a clinic. There was no affair or love involved."
Chris Fountain, who plays Tommy, recently admitted that his character will be "gutted" over the pregnancy news as "as he now faces the prospect of his girlfriend for the next nine months carrying a baby for someone else". Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad