Phelan’s new secret is finally revealed in Friday’s first Corrie

Eileen is suspicious of Phelan as he sets off for work, reminding him not to forget her driving test. At the builders’ yard, Phelan thanks his mate for supplying documents on Nicola Rubinstein. Nicola overhears and demands an explanation. Flustered Phelan explains that he’s trying to confirm his theory that he knew her parents.

Nicola arranges a meeting between Phelan and her dad in a park. However, when Phelan realises the bench he’s sitting on is a memorial to Nicola’s dead parents, he wonders what she’s playing at.

Back at the yard, Nicola takes advantage of Phelan’s absence to rifle through his papers. Will she discover their secret link?

Meanwhile, Eva lays her cards on the table, and Aidan is left to choose between the two women in his life.

Elsewhere, when Tim can’t find his tablet, a sheepish Gina produces it and Tim is annoyed to find she’s used up all his data. Gina tearfully admits to Sally that she’s received a letter from her husband ending their marriage.

Also, as Gemma encourages Chesney to win back Sinead, Chesney warns Daniel that if he uses his recent collapse to try to gain Sinead’s sympathy, he won’t hesitate to shop him to the police. Will Daniel heed his warning?

Finally, Jude uses a video call to break the news to a devastated Mary that he and his family are staying in south africa after all, while Robert is appalled when Rich takes him aside and demands that Robert uses the Bistro to launder money for him.