Coronation Street fans couldn’t help but be distracted when Imran Habeeb’s mother made a return to the cobbles. It’s been a week since the lawyer, played by Charlie De Melo, tragically died in a car accident alongside his wife, Toyah, on the ITV soap opera.
The couple, who recently tied the knot, were heading back to Weatherfield from the police station after Imran convinced Toyah not to tell police about Abi Webster’s plans to elope with baby Alfie as their battle for babysitting intensified.
It was revealed last week that Imran had started telling Toyah the truth about his lies and deception in order to gain custody of his son, who was born in a surprise twist earlier this year after he and Abi had a one-night stand following her son. Seb’s murder trial last year.
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And in rage, Toyah drove her car into a building covered in scaffolding after telling her new husband, “I hate you with all my heart.” As Imran became the hero, rescuing Toyah from the wreckage of their car and getting her to safety, he suffered cardiac arrest and died at the scene alongside his friend, PC Craig Tinker.
Then in last night’s Corrie (Monday June 6), Toyah, played by Georgia Taylor, was arrested for dangerous driving following the horror that killed Imran. She was then taken to the police station for questioning and shown CCTV footage of the incident. She then burst into tears. Imran’s fellow lawyer, Adam Barlow, ordered that she take a break.
Before that, Imran’s mother had returned to the streets. Saira, played by Kim Vithana, first appeared on the ITV soap opera in 2016 to celebrate her daughter Rana’s engagement to Zeedan Nazir. She returned later in 2018 where she was stunned to find that Rana had been having an affair with Kate Connor.
Then the last time she was seen was in 2019 when Rana was killed in the Underworld roof collapse as she prepared to marry Kate. And sadly, the death of her second child is what brought her back to Weatherfield once again.
When she arrived at the apartment to visit Toyah, she broke down in tears telling him she was “so sorry”. And during the visit, she discovered that she had a grandson. But despite the heartbreak, Corrie fans were distracted.
@nuttybabe tweeted: “I’m sorry but how old is imrans mum she’s too young to be her mum #corrie. @MeeshyJay echoed: ‘Imran’s mum looks way too young #Corrie. »
@TavernHoyden suggested: “#Corrie not everyone said last time Imran’s mum was way too young. @DavidJosephLaw2 said: ‘Wow, did Imran’s mum have him when she was 10. #corrie. @SHED8888 added: “The lady who plays Imran’s mother doesn’t look old enough to be his mother?! #Corrie. »