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Corrie boss Kate Oates has stood by the dark storylines which she brought to the soap and apparently new boss Iain MacLeod will keep them going, despite them being ‘controversial’ with fans.
The series producer, 39, announced she was leaving the cobbles after two years, and Emmerdale boss Iain has been drafted in to take over from June.
Fans are begging for the soap to return to it’s "fun" days and make a move away from the gritty topics it has been focused on over the last few years, including Bethany Platt’s grooming storyline and David Platt’s rape ordeal.
And according to The Star, Iain plans more of the same.
"I looked forward to continuing the amazing work already being done by everyone connected with the show," he is quoted as saying.
ITV have denied the claims, insisting Iain has not had any discussions about the programme of the cast, so the future direction has not been set for the soap.
An ITV spokesperson said: "This is speculation as Iain MacLeod hasn’t had any meetings relating to the programme and the cast.
"He won’t be doing so until he joins Coronation Street in June."
One of the most dastardly villains of the show’s history was also brought to the screen during Kate’s tenure, Pat Phelan, and the showrunner has said she’s proud of the storylines, despite how they have divided viewers.
Kate said: "Being a part of Coronation Street has quite simply been one of the best experiences of my life.
"I’ll be forever grateful for this opportunity and all it has given me.
"I’ll continue to love watching both ITV soaps from the comfort of my sofa."
Kate worked as assistant producer on Emmerdale before her move to Corrie, and will be going off to work on ITV’s cop series Bancroft.
David Platt’s rape storyline has been one of the most controversial to date, and saw calls to rape helplines increase by 1,700%.
Hundreds of complaints have been lodged with the broadcasting regulator Ofcom throughout Kate’s two years at the helm.
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