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Coronation Street fans are left in tears as Abi Franklin names her newborn son after giving birth on a drugs bender

She devastated viewers when she vowed to give up her baby after giving birth on a drugs bender.

However, Coronation Street fans were left in tears on Friday as Abi Franklin finally named her baby son and vowed to fight to keep him.

The mechanic – who is played by actress Sally Carman in the ITV soap – had no idea she was pregnant until she gave birth while on a drugs bender, and after coming to her senses met her son for the first time.

Coronation Street fans were left gushing over Abi Franklin’s baby name choice for her ‘unexpected’ new arrival on Friday’s episode

Abi became pregnant after having a one night stand with Imran Habeeb last year – who is in a relationship with Toyah Battersby.

In episodes screened earlier this week, the addict abandoned her baby in the hospital and fled, coming to the heartbreaking conclusion that she couldn’t be a mother again after the death of her son Seb.

However in a dramatic turn of events on Friday nights episode, Abi was informed that her son was suffering from complications – leading to a change of heart.

In a dramatic turn of events on Friday nights episode, Abi was informed that her son was suffering from complications – leading to a complete change of heart

‘I feel so guilty,’ said Aggie to Abi in the neonatal clinic but the new mum cut her off.

‘Don’t. You did the right things phoning social services,’ said Abi.

‘You have nothing to feel guilty about. As your kids get older you realise all the things you’re never going to get back.

‘I feel so guilty,’ said Aggie to Abi in the neonatal clinic but the new mum cut her off

‘The smell of a baby’s head, the warmth of their little body in your arms. This wasn’t something I ever expected to experience again.’

Abi then went onto reveal that she had chosen a special name for her newborn that was connected to her eldest son Seb who was murdered a some years ago.

She told Aggie: ‘I’ve been thinking about names. I remember with Seb, it changed on a weekly basis right until the end of the nine months.

Aggie had called social services on Abi but the two made amends in the emotional scenes

‘The week he was born he was going to be Marcus but then I looked down into his little face and thought nah, Seb, right from the start Seb felt right.

‘I was thinking maybe Alfie. It was the name of Seb’s favourite teddybear from when he was little.

‘I looked it up and it means magical counsel, but it also means ready for battle, so I recon if he’s up for it so am I. I’m going to fight to keep my baby. He’s my baby.’

Abi was left panicking on hearing there were complications with Alfie

Viewers were left gushing over at the poignant scene.

One fan said: ‘That’s simply adorable that Abi named her new baby Alfie after Seb’s favourite teddy bear. #Corrie #CoronationStreet.’

Another echoed: ‘Lovely scene, it’s great to see Abby stepping up.’

Abi revealed that she had chosen the name Alfie for her newborn as it was the name of her murdered sons Seb’s favourite teddy bear from when he was little

Another added: ‘Oooh poor little Alfie. He’s so tiny but he’s got such a big fight ahead of him! ‘And Abi, will she hang in there for him?! His name was such a beautiful choice.’

Onlookers were also left in tears at the powerful, as one spectator got so carried away they tweeted actress Sally Carman directly, saying:

‘@sallycarman1 after watching your episode on @itvcorrie got me emotional tonight. Brilliant performance, got to love Abi.’

Another echoed: ‘Lovely scene, it’s great to see Abby stepping up’

Another echoed: ‘Lovely scene, it’s great to see Abby stepping up’

Meanwhile, another viewer hoped that Abi could have a relationship with the newborns dad, they said: ‘Please can you put Imran and Abi together please’

Earlier in the week, devoted fans were in an emotional state on learning the significance of the date of the birth. One Twitter user shared: ‘Abi’s baby being born on Seb’s 21st birthday ❤️ #Corrie #CoronationStreet @itvcorrie’

While another echoed: ‘I actually started crying when Abi begged for the baby to cry and he started crying too. And born on Seb’s birthday too’

Meanwhile, another observer hoped that Abi could have a relationship with the newborns dad posting: ‘Please can you put Imran and Abi together please.’

Earlier in the week, devoted fans were in an emotional state on learning the significance of the date of the birth.

One Twitter user shared: ‘Abi’s baby being born on Seb’s 21st birthday ❤️ #Corrie #CoronationStreet @itvcorrie’.

While another echoed: ‘I actually started crying when Abi begged for the baby to cry and he started crying too. And born on Seb’s birthday too.’

Abi’s choice of name was a very meaningul one