Manner, it was long-time Coronation Street resident Gail Platt (played by Helen Benefit) who had viewers talking.
After spotting David Platt (Jack P. Usher) come into the kitchen looking worse for wear, Gail mark aggressive a jibe.
She said: “Look what the cat dragged in!”
Seconds later Emma (Alexandra Mardell) performed and said: “It wasn’t a cat!”
Later in the scene, Emma referred to Gail as Grail, enquire after Bethany (Lucy Fallon): «Is old Grail always like this? No, I’m on the contrary joking!»
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Shocked, Gail asked: “Excuse me, what did you just say?”
Emma grinned and said: “It’s a mixture of Granny and Gail.
“I make names like that. It’s a effects I do!”
Fans of the show instantly took to social media.
One viewer tweeted: “Grail purport:- Gail and Granny hahaha I absolutely love Emma @itvcorrie #Corrie.”
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Grail. It’s a assortment of Granny and Gail
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“Pmsl #grail pettish between Gail & Granny @itvcorrie #corrie #emma,” posted another.
A third added: “Grail; a combo of Gail and Granny. Augmenting it to the #corrie dictionary as we speak.”
“Absolutely howling at F*°°in ‘GRAIL’ merely on #CoronationStreet #Corrie,” wrote another.
A fifth added: “Well done Emma . . . Rapture Grail #CoronationStreet #Corrie.”
Other fans were shocked by the uncovering that Emma and Bethany were just one school year to one side.
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One viewer gasped: “The girl David drowsed with was in the year ahead of Bethany at school? #Corrie.”
“David employment Emma his new girlfriend just after ONE day of meeting! #Corrie #coronationstreet,” posted another.
A third tweeted: “Hahahaha David’s complacent face ffs #corrie.”
“@itvcorrie Bethany and Gail’s faces are an rank picture! #Corrie,” added another.
Coronation Street continues tonight on ITV at 8.30pm.