Coronation Street viewers were left appalled by a scene in last night’s episode of the hit ITV soap. Airing at 7.30pm, most folk would be munching on their dinner, but one particular moment in the episode definitely made a few viewers gag. [Scroll to bottom for video]
Colin Calen, who could be described as a little eccentric, plucked up the courage to plant a great big smacker on the lips of his true love Moira Pollock in front of the entire Rovers Return pub. Characters sitting down having a quiet bevvy weren’t loving the sight one bit – and neither were viewers at home for that matter.
During their embrace, Colin went as far as to run his fingers through Moira’s hair, as they both got a bit hot under the collar. Viewers of the show were left heaving by the sight of their passionate moment, and many took to Twitter to discuss how the scene had deeply ‘affected’ them:
“‘If you’ve been affected by issues raised in this episode…’ Is there somewhere I can go if I’ve been affected by Colin and Moira’s ludicrous storyline??” one tweeter jokingly wrote.
Cringing at that kiss between Moira and Colin..?#corrie
— Teena Massam (@teenamassam) November 22, 2017
Before another agreed: “Why are Moira and Colin so f**kin cringe (Sic).”
“Colin and Moira pawing each other is putting me off my dinner” another added.
‘Moira and Colin’s relationship on #CoronationStreet is something else with that kissing and rubbing hair” one Tweeter wrote.
One user even went as far as to say that their relationship was extremely bizarre: “Colin and Moira are just plain weird. Very odd pairing. #Corrie’.
Another fan added that the storyline was just too much to deal with and that they would be glad to see the back of the two characters: “These two need to go! Avid #coronationstreet fan, but this storyline is enough to make me switch off #cringeworthy please put Norris back where he belongs and call the black can for Colin and Moira.’
However, whilst some fans of the show were left mortified by what they had witnessed, others were overjoyed that the couple had finally found the guts to make their feelings known for one another. There have now been reports that both characters will be saying goodbye to Weatherfield in the next few weeks.
“Love Moira and Colin…don’t let them go to Stoke-On-Trent. What a double act…BRILLIANT!!” one user commented.
“I’ve grown rather fond of these two. Shame they’re going! ‘Colin and Moira’ could’ve been the new ‘Derek and Mavis’. Hopefully, they’ll be back to visit ‘Norris’ and ‘Elizabeth’ now and again” another fan wrote.
The pair have both been at the centre of a dramatic storyline recently, in which Colin has had suspicions that busy-body of the street Norris Cole is in fact, his real-life dad.
Knowing that Moira works in the doctor’s surgery, Colin roped her into his plan of getting a few of Norris’ blood samples to use as DNA, to determine whether his suspicions were true.
In the attempt to fulfill Colin’s wishes, Moira was discovered tampering with the samples and later, sacked from the job. Seizing the opportunity to make a new life for himself with his love, he begged Moira to move to Stoke-On-Trent with him, when the time comes for him to leave Weatherfield.
Aiming to seduce Moira, he told her in front of beady-eyed witnesses in the Rovers Return: “There are three words to describe you, luminous, loyal pre-Raphaelite.”
Getting down on one knee and leaving viewers in a state of cringe, he said: “Come to Stoke-On-Trent!” before giving her a huge, sloppy snog.
Vic Reeves who plays the role of Colin was ‘delighted’ to have been given a part in the iconic ITV soap, after claiming that setting foot onto the cobbles had always been a “lifelong dream” of his.
However, his time on the street was always going to be a short one, as Vic had only signed a three-month contract before his first scenes were filmed. Will Moira be travelling back with Colin to Stoke-On-Trent? We’ll just have to wait and see!
Meanwhile, fans have been left delighted that fellow characters Kate Connor and Rana Nazir shared their own first kiss during the last few weeks. If you’ve been watching the show regularly, you’re bound to have seen the chemistry building between the two.
About four weeks ago, viewers saw a drunken Rana pucker up to Kate, and viewers knew there was much more to come in their troubled relationship. Just last week, fans were delighted when the pair shared their first passionate kiss.
Their moment of romance was cut short, however, as Kate pushed Rana away, with fears that Rana’s fiance Zeedan would enter the apartment at any moment.
With Kate weak at the knees, it seemed the commitment wasn’t mutual, as Rana was unsure how she wished for her life to plan out. Engaged to be married to Zeedan, she aimed to hide her true feelings by telling him that she was ready for a baby.
Not everything was going plain-sailing for the pair in the early days of their friendship either, as the two had a huge bust-up. Kate confused Rana’s stand-offish behaviour with ex-girlfriend Imogen for homphobia, when it was in fact, jealousy.
Faye Brooks who plays the role of Kate, told Digital Spy: “It’s the first time that Kate has really fallen for somebody. She’s definitely in love.”
However after the pair got stuck in a broken-down van, Rana asked Kate: “Do you feel the same about me as I do about you?”
Before Kate replied: “What difference does it make? Nothing’s going to happen between us so just stay away from me.”
Fans of the show took to Twitter to congratulate the characters on their big move:
“FINALLY!!!! Kate better not reject Rana again.” one viewer wrote.
“Oh My God my Kate and Rana just had their first kiss with Dua Lipa playing in the background, loving life,” another commented.
“Kate and rana ? that kiss they should be together” another said.
“OH KATE, OH RANA ?????? ” another Tweeter wrote.