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Katie Fitzpatrick

ITV Corrie fans floored by rare sighting of 'missing' characters after questioning whereabouts

Soap watchers were delighted by a rare sighting in Wednesday night's episode. For a long time Coronation Street fans have been asking to see more of Gemma Winter and Chesney Brown's quadruplets.

Gemma and Chesney welcomed their four children - Bryn, Cleo, Carys and Aled - in October 2019 while on a trip to Llandudno. Gemma went into labour in a cable car over the Great Orme as Chesney popped the question.

Viewers haven't been seeing much of the children. But they were stunned to see two of the quads together in scenes with Bernie Winter and her son Paul Foreman.


Bernie is being paid to pretend to be her doppleganger Fern as part of a new storyline. Dressed in Fern’s finery and making out she had a job interview, Bernie left Paul to babysit the quads.

As she returned to say she hadn't got the cleaning job, fans saw Paul playing with the quads at the dining room table. DonnyMacEdin tweeted: "Blimey we saw two of the quads tonight." @DionPetrie said: "Two quads now, we are getting closer to seeing the four of them together."

Paul with the quads (ITV)

@RyanGSoapKing11 wrote: "Love the scenes with Paul and the Quads." @chippytea_commented: "Oh, the quads do exist." And @ASuperGav cheered: "Yay. Rare sightings of half the quads."

@mheanes observed: "And the quads that are never seen."And @Willswhinge joked: "I predict that we'll eventually see all the quads in the same room on their 18th birthday."

When speaking about what's to come for the residents of Weatherfield in 2022, Coronation Street 's producer Iain MacLeod explained why the quads haven't been on-screen. "I love that family a lot," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"I wish, for many reasons, that there hadn't been a pandemic-related containment of our filming. But what that has meant, among other things, is that we haven’t been able to see much of the quads and the children as much as we would have liked.

"And the fact is, we probably still can't see as much of the children as we'd like. But, it felt like we were now able to examine that house a bit more."

At the start of the year there was a harrowing poverty storyline for the Brown-Winter family when Chesney's son Joseph went missing after being bullied at school for wearing a jumper that had holes in it and having old trainers. He felt frozen out over as his dad struggled to feed five children.


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