Coronation Street’s Tina McIntyre will leave Gary Windass and Izzy Armstrong devastated when she refuses to hand over their baby. Tina’s decision will send shock waves through Weatherfield and divide several of the street residents. Tina (Michelle Keegan) is currently carrying a baby for Gary (Mikey North) and Izzy (Cherylee Houston). However, after Tina gives birth early in the Rovers Return, she decides to keep him for herself.
In scenes to be aired next month Tina tells them the baby – who she decides to name Joe after her dad – is hers and she will never hand him over. Tina’s friend Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) will even offer to come up with the cash to repay Izzy’s dad Owen for the money he paid Tina to be a surrogate. The new mom will face a backlash from the Windass clan and will even be thrown out of her flat, which is paid for by Owen. Desperate to keep her baby, Tina will threaten court action and supportive Rita reportedly offers to pay her fees.