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Coronation Street set for revenge porn plot

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Coronation Street set for revenge porn plot

'Coronation Street' will tackle the rise of revenge porn in a new plot.

Steph Britton (Tisha Merry) will find herself at the centre of the shocking storyline when an ex-boyfriend threatens to release intimate pictures of her online.

A source told The Sun: "The rise of revenge porn, particularly on the internet, is a very modern phenomenon and 'Corrie' always tries to reflect what is going on in the wider society.

"We will show how it can wreck lives. Poor old Steph is an innocent party and will be drawn into a situation not of her own making, which will have a devastating impact on her."

Former 'Hollyoaks' star James Atherton plays Jamie, Steph's ex, who used to race cars with her brother Luke (Dean Fagan).

After finding himself short of cash, he tries to convince Luke to take it up again but Steph's brother refuses.

A furious Jamie threatens to release the pictures but Luke stands firm and refuses to change his mind, leading to devastating consequences for his sister.

The source added: "The emotional turmoil Steph goes through will shock viewers."