Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon hopes her character Bethany Platt will get a happy ending after her gruelling grooming storyline.
The long-running plot has shown Nathan Curtis, played by Chris Harper, exploiting 16-year-old Bethany by forcing her to take part in a number of sinister parties where he pimps her out to his friends.
I’d like her to have some kind of happy ending after this story, some light at the end of the tunnel
In upcoming episodes, he will be seen spiking Bethany’s drinks to make sure she does as he tells her.
But Fallon, from Cleveleys, has said she is hoping a brighter future is waiting for her character, telling fans in a Q&A on the ITV soap’s Twitter page: “I’d like her to have some kind of happy ending after this story, some light at the end of the tunnel.”
The star has been shortlisted for the best actress prize at the British Soap Awards for her performance and said she did not see the accolade coming.
She wrote: “It’s really overwhelming – didn’t expect it at all but really exciting at the same time!”
Fallon also revealed which character she would like to play if she could switch roles for the day, telling fans: “It would be 100 per cent Tracy Barlow as she’s quite evil.”