Coronation Street‘s Eileen Grimshaw is reportedly set to leave Weatherfield in the coming weeks, following yet another twist in the dramatic human trafficking storyline.
A source told The Sun that the long-serving resident will be forced into witness protection, due to her romantic involvement with Jan, who was revealed to actually be a police informant in the human trafficking ring.
Eileen was devastated when she discovered that Jan was involved in a secret organisation trafficking girls from Eastern Europe to work in their nail salon, and cannot discover the real truth behind his identity.
Shocking: Coronation Street’s Eileen Grimshaw is reportedly set to leave Weatherfield in the coming weeks, following yet another twist in the dramatic human trafficking storyline
The source said: ‘She is going to go into witness protection and leave Weatherfield after it turns out Jan is not dodgy after all.
‘They’ve just filmed scenes where she’s making arrangements to go.
‘She only tells Seb the real reason she’s going, but sees her mates like Liz and says her goodbyes without them knowing she’s actually leaving.’
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Scary: A source claimed that Eileen will be forced into witness protection, in a desperate attempt to be with Jan, who has been revealed to be a police informant
At odds: Last week Eileen was involved in a furious confrontation, after discovering the nail war was actually a human trafficking ring
Last week Eileen (played by Sue Cleaver) was devastated to learn that Jan (Piotr Baumann) was involved in a secret human trafficking ring, who also attacked teen Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni) in an attempt to keep him quiet.
Seb had been investigating the nail bar after falling for Alina Pop (Ruxandra Porojnicu), who had been trafficked over from Poland to financially support her family.
Following a violent confrontation, the police stormed the nail bar and arrested everyone involved, including Jan.
Close call: The truth came out after Seb Franklin was beaten up, as he tried to help Alina Pop escape the clutches of the trafficking gang
Sweet: It seemed Eileen was finally finding happiness with Jan, after her disastrous marriage to serial killer Pat Phelan
But in a surprise twist it was revealed that he had been secretly working with the police, but fans was saddened to learn he could never contact Eileen again, leaving her convinced that he was a crook all along.
This seems to imply that perhaps Eileen will go into witness so she and Jan can be together, in a rare spot of happiness for the Streetcars worker after her husband Pat Phelan was exposed as a serial killer last year.
It remains to be seen whether fans will ever see Eileen back on the cobbles, given she has been a fixture on the soap since 2000.
Coronation Street continues on Wednesday at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.
Dramatic: It remains to be seen whether fans will ever see Eileen back on the cobbles, given she has been a fixture on the soap since 2000