Coronation Street

Coronation Street confirms surprise proposal ahead of Cathy’s exit

But will wedding bells be sounding?

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

There is a surprise proposal on the way in Coronation Street, but all signs are pointing toward this being an engagement that does not have a happy outcome.

Brian Packham has his heart set on a move to Cornwall, and he plans on Cathy Matthews making the trip with him.

Oblivious to the problems that Cathy has with their relationship, it is full steam ahead in Brian’s eyes and he can’t stop talking about what he has planned for when they move.

But Evelyn can’t help but notice that Cathy seems far less excited than Brian does, so she tells him he needs to dial up the romance.

Taking her words to heart, Brian does just that and stuns Cathy by asking her to marry him.

While Cathy is left to ponder the all-important question, Evelyn tells her that she needs to come clean to Brian about her doubts over their relationship.

But Cathy decides that instead of focusing on those doubts, she would be better off accepting the proposal, and Brian is thrilled by her answer.

Looking ahead to their lives together, Brian puts an offer in for the house in Cornwall and hopes that it will be their new forever home.

But as fans will likely know, Cathy is not long for the cobbles as it was confirmed that Melanie Hill is leaving her role on the ITV soap.

Having joined the show in 2015, Melanie explained that it was the pandemic that gave her the push to quit, telling The Mirror: “I absolutely love everybody but it’s made me think about my family a lot and what the priorities are in my life.”

So, it looks like Brian better steel himself for some heartbreak and disappointment in the near future – especially as Cathy’s final scenes were filmed several weeks ago now.

Coronation Street airs at the earlier time of 7.30pm all this week on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.