Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Katie Fitzpatrick

ITV Corrie fans demand return of Alina Pop for explosive Christmas storyline

Last year there was heartache for Fiz Stape when her partner Tyrone Dobbs cheated on her with younger woman Alina Pop. And Corrie fans reckon an explosive Christmas storyline could be on the cards as they call for his ex to make a dramatic comeback.

Coronation Street viewers are calling for justice for Fiz's new husband Phill after she so cruelly dumped him on their wedding day to run back into Tyrone's arms. For now they are keeping schtum over their rekindled relationship.

But it's never plain sailing in Weatherfield and fans are calling for Alina to return from Romania, and possibly with a baby in tow. After Monday night's episode, which saw a devastated Phill attempt to win Fiz back while unsuspectingly asking Tyrone for help, @bredrew2 pondered on Twitter: "You know by Christmas Alina is coming back to Weatherfield with her and Tyrone's baby son on Fiz and Tyrone's doorstep."


@nut_f1 messaged actress Ruxandra Porojnicu who played Alina: "@RuxPorojnicu All we need now, is Alina with Tyrone's baby to arrived on the street now." And @BRoymacauley said: "I can't wait for Alina Pop to come back and flush out Fiz for what she did to Phil."

@mrtweetings said: "Alina's return would serve Fizz right for the messes she has made, imo." @Ali89_91 asked: "Are we all ready for Alina to return with Tyrone's baby?" @iamliv_ said: "Ok I’m just gonna say it. Fiz and Tyrone shouldn’t get back together. She should be with Phil. Alina is bound to be back soon with the baby…" And @homebrew19721 tweeted: "I think Alina will be back with Tyrone's baby at Christmas."

Tyrone and Alina fell for each other (ITV/Coronation Street)

Fiz had been planning a 'Mamma Mia' style Greek wedding with Tyrone and was devastated to realise that he had feelings for their lodger, who fell pregnant with his baby. He left Fiz to start a new life with the beautician and he moved into the flat she shared with best friend Emma Brooker.

But the couple were devastated after Tyrone's jealous stepdaughter Hope set fire to the baby's cot in their flat while Alina was asleep. Then Alina tragically miscarried their baby boy.

As Tyrone, who also has a daughter Ruby with his ex wife Kirsty Soames, tried to protect Hope a rift grew between them and he realised he still loved Fiz. In September Coronation Street fans were stunned when Alina dropped the bombshell that she was pregnant again before leaving Weatherfield.

She attempted to flee the street without telling Tyrone after finding out that he had kissed Fiz behind her back. When Tyrone heard the news from Emma he tried to stop Alina from leaving, but she told him she was returning home to Romania.

"This baby will have nothing to do with you so get that into your thick skull," she raged. And she told him: "Why would I let you anywhere near this baby? You've done a rubbish job of bringing up your two kids so why would I let you anywhere near mine?"

Tyrone ended up tracking Alina down at her hotel and begged for her to let him be a part of their child's life. But in a surprise twist, Alina revealed that she was not pregnant at all.

Tyrone then returned back to the street and was going to attempt to make amends with Fiz - but she was already on a date with new man Phil. However the biggest twist occurred when Alina was seen turning down the wine list at the airport and ordering a soft drink before gently placing her hand on her stomach, indicating she could be pregnant after all.

Alina left following a final twist (ITV)

Alina first appeared on the soap in April 2019 and was a victim of a slavery ring which made her work at a nail bar against her will.A cruel human trafficking operation forced her to work long hours for barely any money, which she had to give back to her handlers while living in squalid conditions.

She was rescued from the traffickers and found love with handyman Seb Franklin after he was assigned to a job at the salon where she worked. After the truth about her enslavement came to light Alina flew home to Romania.

The following year Alina returned to the street to find Seb had moved on with Emma. She then found herself falling for Tyrone after she stayed with him and Fiz and their daughters.


Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.