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Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell) has had plenty to deal with in Coronation Street this past year —between the death of her dad to discovering that her real father is none other then Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) — but could there be more heartache ahead for the character as she falls ill in a devastating new storyline?

Emmas world came crashing down earlier this year when she learned that her dad was dying. If that wasnt a hard enough pill for her to swallow, her dads death also brought with it the shocking revelation that she wasnt actually his biological daughter — meaning that mum Fiona (Angela Griffin) had lied to her all these years.

Audrey (Sue Nicholls) put two and two together when she realised that Fiona was Emmas mum, and thus it soon came to light that Steve is the young girls real father. Emma struggled to process this news at first, but her and Steve have finally bonded. However, things could be set to take a devastating turn in the coming weeks, as Emma fall ill.

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The Sun reports that Emma will begin to feel unwell, and thus shell head to the medical centre to get checked out. However, upon doing so, she collapses in pain, and Gary (Mikey North) later finds her unconscious.

Her symptoms will be a great cause for concern for her family, who begin to fear that shes inherited Jims (Charles Lawson) illness — myotonic dystrophy.

A source told The Sun: Emmas not going to understand whats wrong with her but her dad Steve knows only too well what it could be.

Jims illness skipped a generation with Steve but the possibility of it affecting Emma is almost too much to contemplate.

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