Coronation Street fans were left sickened by Bernie Winter’s pregnancy scam tonight.
During Friday night’s episode, it was revealed that the Coronation Street cast member was harvesting pregnant daughter Gemma’s urine to sell positive pregnancy tests on the dark web.
Bernie (Jane Hazlegrove) had to come clean as Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell) came to fix their toilet and she ended up exposing herself.
However, she managed to keep her scheme quiet as she bribed him to keep schtum.
It seemed that Michael had some thoughts of his own to contribute to the scam though.
As he gave Bernie ideas how she could make even more money from the fake tests, she agreed to give him a 40% cut of the profits.
Corrie fans were rightly disgusted by the scam though, with many blasting Bernie online.
One wrote on Twitter: “Bernie that’s just disgusting.”
While another added: “Gemma’s mum is collecting her pregnant-with-quads daughter’s wee to sell on the dark web? Are you frigging kidding me?”
A third chimed in: “I knew Bernie was up to something.”
Bernie tried to claim that she wasn’t “hurting anyone” with the scam.
However, it’s likely that some would use the fake test to trick their partner that they’re pregnant.
Coronation Street continues on Monday, airing at 7:30pm and 8:30pm.