MARIA Connor has decided to bring some changes to Weatherfield and is paying the price.
The Coronation Street character played by Samia Longchambon is being stalked and viewers believe Kelly Neelan is involved.
ITV viewers believe they’ve found out who Maria’s stalker is
They think Kelly Neelan is involved
Could she be trying to avenge her father Rick?
Living in the cobbles is full of challenges for any character of the ITV program and it’s no easier in the case of local politics.
Sassy, no-nonsense hairdresser Maria Connor has been trying to secure herself a spot in the council, with green issues at the top of her political agenda.
Sticking to her convictions, Maria made the decision to change the recycling rules, bringing in extra bins and new collections but this has had devastating consequences throughout the Street.
Unable to cope with their new workload, recycling collectors have gone on strike and Maria has since been personally targeted.
In recent weeks, Maria found out a deep-fake video of her had been made after her son Liam got into a fight in school.
The damaging clip featured a montage of her face on the body of a naked woman, making it look like she’d been in an X-rated film, and the video has gone viral.
Matters have gotten worse and Maria is living in fear as, during Wednesday’s instalment of the Manchester-based soap, she discovered a tracker planted in her bag after attending a political function.
A man even approached her, claiming to work for environmental health, to compliment her on “her” video.
Later on, a notification on her phone informed her a third-party device was tracking her location.
Meanwhile, soap fans have been trying to work out who is trying to give Maria a fright and most are convinced her enemy is dangerously close.
“Who else thinks it’s Kelly??!! I think she knows Gary and Maria have something to do with her dad’s death and this is payback!!”, one viewer commented on Twitter.
Another echoed: “I reckon it could be Kelly – why was she so desperate to go the event with Maria when she didn’t have to?”
“Kelly is deffo stalking Maria”, a third viewer penned while another jumped in: “Got a feeling Kelly is staking Maria.”
“Imagine if it’s Kelly behind all this because she secretly knows what Gary did to her dad and is angry at Maria for supporting him”, one Corrie viewer penned.
One final viewer theorised: “I’m starting to think Maria’s tormenter is either Gary or Kelly unless Kelly is onto her about something. Because who else could put a tracker on Maria other than him, Kelly and Liam?”
Viewers may remember that Gary Windass murdered Rick Neelan in 2019 after the loan shark terrorised Coronation Street.
Maria is one of the only people to know her husband’s secret, along with his former girlfriend Sarah Platt who tried to turn him in to the authorities.
Laura Neelan found out the truth in earlier episodes of the long-running drama but took the blame for Gary before dying of cancer, in a bid to protect Kelly.
But could the wayward teen have figured out the truth behind Gary and Maria’s backs?
Tune in to ITV to find out.
Sarah Platt previously tried to expose Gary for killing Rick
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