Corrie spoilers: Norris Cole's funeral sparks bitter row for Audrey and Rita

By Lewis Knight

Coronation Street bids farewell to Norris Cole next week but his funeral sparks a new row.

The classic Corrie character was confirmed to have died on Wednesday night.

Next week, work is soon underway planning the former newsagent’s funeral.

Norris’ partner Freda is irritated when a typo is printed on Norris’ order of service by local undertaker George Shuttleworth, leaving him horrified by the slip-up.

Meanwhile, Gail Platt returns from Thailand, thrilling Audrey Roberts who is preparing to attend Norris’ funeral.

However, the event itself proves to be incredibly eventful as the mourners gather in a church for Norris’ funeral.

Rita Sullivan delivers an emotional eulogy for late friend Norris Cole on Coronation Street next week (ITV)

Audrey enjoys a hip flask full of tequila which prompts Mary Taylor (wearing a Princess Leia costume) to have a swig - to the concern of a present Gail.

Rita Sullivan offers an emotional eulogy for her old friend Norris but then gets a shock when vicar Billy Mayhew reads out a letter left by the cheeky late Norris.

In the letter, Norris delivers moving words about both Freda and Mary, whilst also teasing a secret inside the paperboy statue outside of the Kabin.

The attendees at Norris' funeral get a shock when Norris' letter is read out (ITV)
Rita is left awkward after Norris exposes a betrayal of friend Audrey (ITV)

Yet, the biggest turn of events occurs last of all as Norris outs that Rita had been secretly having her hair coloured by Claudia Colby and not Rita’s close friend Audrey.

Following the shock, Audrey turns on Rita for going to her frenemy instead of using her hair expertise.

After the funeral, the wake takes place for Norris but the event is disturbed by the continuing feuding between Audrey and Rita.

Audrey makes a discovery about frenemy Claudia Colby (right) (ITV)

Following the drama, Norris’ friends Mary, Ken Barlow, Gail Platt and Brian Packham meet outside the Kabin to find out what Norris has left inside the paperboy statue.

Failing to get inside the statue, Mary goes away and comes back with a chainsaw to break open the statue - ultimately cutting off its head.

The extreme measures see the statue finally open but what exactly has Norris left inside for the street?

*Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30pm on ITV with previous episodes available on ITV Hub.

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