Roy Cropper returned to Coronation Street tonight to reveal Carla Connor is hiding a shocking secret.
The legendary cafe owner decided to cut his holiday short after discovering that his old friend was back in Weatherfield.
Roy told Carla to come clean to her friends and family about the big mystery, but she angrily demanded he keep what’s going on to himself.
With a lot more evidence building up, viewers are convinced that Carla must be pregnant as she repeatedly turned down alcohol and gushed about babies.
Roy headed straight for the Bistro to see Carla and have her a big hug before asking how she was.
Carla claimed she was “fine”, but Roy was adamant she was hiding something.
“We both know that isn’t the case,” insisted Roy, who then got a scolding from Carla.
She snapped: “Listen I’m here to see my family. It’s Christmas, it’s the season to be jolly. Don’t go around saying anything to spoil that.”
A hesitant Roy replied: “But it is important…”
He was quickly cut off by Carla, who said: “What’s going on is just between me and you. Right?”
Alison King’s character usually loves a drink, leaving her friends and family shocked when she refused to get on the booze.
During a lunch date with Michelle and Maria, the former factory owner stuck to drinking orange juice, leading her friends to speculate.
“What’s with her just drinking OJ, what’s that all about,” said Maria. “Do you think she could be pregnant?”
Michelle nodded in agreement, before revealing she was excited to find out “who the daddy is”.
She asked Carla if it was a “health kick” or “more to it” – but the question was brushed off as the subject turned to the Bistro robbery.
Earlier on, Carla bumped into her ex Peter Barlow and congratulated him on his baby news.
She said: “Babies, that’s what life is all about isn’t it.”
Corrie fans took to Twitter with their theories about Carla’s strange behaviour.
One viewer said: “I think Carla is pregnant with Roberts baby?”
Another added: “Literally so nervous for what Carla’s secret is”
A third said: “I think Carla has ms and is giving it up the booze for that reason xxx”
The former factory owner returned to screens on Friday night when she met brother Aidan in a pub to discuss business.
She didn’t want to tell the rest of the family she was back so she could “make a big entrance”.
Johnny was delighted to see his daughter, but Michelle was angry that her best friend hadn’t warned her about returning.
Carla then shocked everyone some more by revealing she only wanted a fizzy water as she was driving.
They then headed to the pub, where Carla told Aidan that she was investing in the factory and agreed to be a silent partner.
The Connors wanted to celebrate with champagne, but Carla initially refused to toast with the booze.
She was then seen pouring the bubbly down the sink – but what does it all mean?
Corrie viewers took to Twitter to insist Carla has got to be pregnant.
One viewer said: “I’m calling either of these now: • Carla is pregnant. • Carla is an alcoholic.”
Another added: “Omg is Carla pregnant”
A third agreed: “She’s got to be pregnant….!”
* Coronation Street continues on Boxing Day on ITV