CORONATION Street fans are in shock after it was revealed that Grace Vickers is Tiana’s nanny, not her mother – leaving Michael Bailey devastated.
The schemer – who is played by actress Kate Spencer on the ITV soap opera – was exposed this evening after Michael kidnapped Tiana to prevent Grace from taking her to Spain.
But when he was arrested by the police, he was confused when he was ordered to undergo a psychological assessment.
And when they realized he hadn’t made it all up – the detective told him – Tiana is not his daughter, nor Grace’s and she had lied to him the whole time.
The officer said: “Mr. Bailey, Grace Vickers is not Tiana’s mother.
“Tiana’s name is Tiana Powell. Her mother’s name is Lisa and she is with her now. We believe Grace claimed that Tiana was her child and that you were Tiana’s father.
“I’m really, really sorry Mr. Bailey. I think you were lied to. Grace Vickers works as Tiana’s nanny. And Tiana’s real father is the man you saw outside.
Michael was devastated by the news – but relieved that Tiana’s real parents had dropped all charges against him.
Police launched a manhunt to locate Grace but she was missing from her nanny post after being exposed.
Fans were shocked by one of them:
A second says, “Wow! I can’t believe Grace pretended to be Tiana’s mother. How shocking?!?!?! ”
Another added: “Grace looked like such a nice and down to earth woman and a boom that happened like wow gobsmacked didn’t see this coming totally unexpected”
And another said, “What a beautiful story, heartbreaking, unusual and totally unexpected. Well done @itvcorrie #coronationstreet michael »
Actress Kate Spencer insisted to Sun Online that Grace never wanted her lies to go this far – and that it was a moment of madness that was getting out of hand.
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Kate said: “She was really hurt. She found out she was pregnant and was going to have this whole life – then he was gone. It broke her.
“She ran into him and he made a guess. And as we saw, she panicked – it wasn’t planned at all. She didn’t think she was going to see him again.
“She had lost the baby she was carrying and suffered from depression. She didn’t have Michael there – she was alone. And then years later she ran into him and he came to terms with that thing, then she thought back to the pain – and her gut reaction was to hurt her too.
But despite everything that has happened, The Sun Online can confirm that Kate is staying on the soap opera and Grace will return to face the music.