Despite his deteriorating health and financial difficulties, Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) has been anxious to assist Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) with her wedding in Coronation Street.
Motor neurone illness, for which Paul just received a diagnosis, will ultimately claim his life.
Paul can conceal his symptoms right now since they do not significantly affect his life, but in following episodes, he will receive another peek into the future when Paul will finally be unable to care for himself.
By this time, the wedding is just a few days away, and Paul notices something is amiss with his right foot.
After Gemma asks Paul to marry her, Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) is discussing the stag and hen do arrangements in the bar when she spots Paul fumbling with his foot.
Paul later asks the MND nurse during his meeting with Dee-Dee (Channique Sterling-Brown) to consider giving him the Tofersen therapy, which would lessen the effects Paul’s MND has on his life.
Will Paul lead Gemma down the aisle if it fails?
Or will he have to explain to his sister why he is unable to do it?
When the plot was initially disclosed, series producer Iain MacLeod told us, “At first, Paul—who as a builder, depends entirely on his physicality for his livelihood—will massively go off the rails in a misguided attempt to ensure he isn’t a burden on his loved ones.” However, they will be the ones to emotionally reassemble him in the end.
“We are committed to portraying the effects of this condition on Paul and his family and friends in a long-term, sensitive way, not shying away from the sometimes-painful reality of what his life will be like,” the statement reads.