Coronation Street fans unsympathetic as Sally Metcalfe faces life in prison after firing her lawyer Paula Cunliffe for having sex with daughter Sophie

Viewers felt the former Mayor of Weatherfield – who is innocent – had brought the horrible situation on herself when she fired her lawyer Paula Cunliffe, in the first half of tonight's double bill, for having sex with her daughter Sophie.

A disastrous pre-trial hearing led the judge to revoke Sally's bail and place her on remand until her court date, which will see her defend herself accusations she is responsible for a £40,000 charity scam.

Sitting next to her opponent Duncan Radfield, the judge punished her for intimidating a witness and trying to discredit opposing solicitor Imran Habeeb.

Of her character's arrest, actress Sally Dynevor said: "I’m really excited about seeing her out of her comfort zone and how it will affect her. She will no doubt make some enemies, Sally is never going to sit back and do nothing!

"She will try and make something good come out of the worst possible scenario.”

However, those watching at home couldn't help but feel she had brought the situation on herself.

One wrote: "You are going down Sally! #Corrie"

Another commented: "Bang her up! Serves her right #Corrie"

However, a third shared: "Aww poor Sally."

In the first half of tonight's double bill, Sally fired her lawyer Paula for not being "all over her case".

She had been shocked to find her old school friend getting cosy with her daughter Sophie in her living room.

The former Mayor had been trying to set Paula up with her ex-husband Kevin Webster, who didn't seem to mind the fling.

Sally had called on the solicitor's services to help her out after she was framed for fraud.

She had suggested setting her daughter Sophie up with Paula's daughter.

However, the pair found romance brewing between them instead.

  • Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights on ITV

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