Things are set to get emotional for Chesney Brown on Corrie.
Our exclusive snaps show the lad, played by Sam Aston, having a poignant hug with son Joseph (Lucca-Owen Warwick) as his gran Linda (Jacqueline Leonard) looks on.
An insider said: “These snaps suggest all is not well. It looks like Joseph could be heading off and leaving dad Chesney behind. Fans might want to stock up on tissues.”
The scenes will air on the ITV soap later this year.
Linda is the mother of Joseph’s late mum Katy Armstrong (Georgia Foote).
Recent Coronation Street scenes saw Joseph Brown go missing after being bullied at school.
His dad Chesney was frantic after finding that his 10-year-old son had disappeared when he went to talk to him in the back yard, thinking that he was hiding away in a den.
After a fruitless search, Chesney returned home and revealed that Joseph had run away while his partner Gemma Winter called the police.
Viewers were appalled when the cameras then panned to his 11-year-old cousin Hope Stape helping to hide him away in the loft at mum Fiz’s house.
Next week, Gemma’s mum Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove) is quizzed by the police over Joseph Brown’s disappearance in upcoming scenes.
Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) suggests to Bernie that he’d like to treat both their families to dinner at Speed Daal and formally announce that they’re now a couple at the start of the week.
A chuffed Bernie invites the family but Chesney doesn’t know how she can afford it.
When Hope’s giant stash of sweets is discovered by Fiz, Bernie has a word with Hope and warns her to stay away from Joseph and keep schtum about her deal with Clint.
Dev and Bernie host a family dinner in Speed Daal. Taking Bernie’s hand, Dev announces that they’re now officially a couple.
Bernie is still worried about her secret being revealed and stresses to Joseph that he has to keep quiet and not spend his £100 or they will all get into trouble.
A sneaky Bernie slips Joseph the video game he wanted, making him promise not to show his dad.
When Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) finds it she is convinced he must have nicked it prompting Bernie admitting she bought it with her pay rise from Dev, making Evelyn even more furious.
Dev buys Bernie’s story about making up the pay rise to stop Chesney feeling bad about her buying gifts but Evelyn is not convinced – is the game up for Bernie?
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Bernie vehemently denies she had anything to do with Joseph’s disappearance but Evelyn’s not buying it and calls the police.
The dodgy character later breaks down and tells them everything and both Bernie and Chesney are hauled in for questioning by the police.
Bernie assures her son Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) that everything she did was with the best of intentions and her only hope is for Joseph to tell the truth.
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV
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