CORONATION Streets most notorious man-eater Tracy Barlow is to bed a woman for the first time in a major soap plot twist.
The Cobbles baddie played by Kate Ford, 42 will have a one-night stand with Sophie Websters ex Paula Martin in an upcoming storyline.
Coronation Street’s Tracy Barlow will sleep with a woman in a new TV twist
The romp will also lead to Tracys daughter Amy bribing Paula played by The Office and Little Britain star Stirling Gallacher, 48 to keep quiet about the fling.
A soap source told The Sun: Tracy has seen it all on Coronation Street affairs, murder, kids, divorce, the lot. But the writers have decided to give her another new twist with a night of passion with a woman.
Her and Paula will end up spending the night together after one thing leads to another.
Amy then tries to bribe Paula into staying silent to mixed results.
Barlow will have a one-night stand with Paula Martin, as played by Stirling Gallacher
The tryst becomes public knowledge after Leanne Battersby, who has a son with Tracys husband Steve McDonald, hears the two women having a row.
In scenes shot over the past few weeks, Tracy the adopted daughter of Street lothario Ken and Paula are confronted by Jane Dansons Leanne.
She then asks the pair: So how long have you two been in love?
Paula, who joined the soap last year and dated Brooke Vincents Sophie, spills the beans, saying: It was one night, Leanne, regretted by both of us.
Sophie Webster, played by Brooke Vincent, has previously dated Paula
When Tracy asks if Leanne is enjoying the scandal, she replies: Just a little! Oh go on Tracy, when did you decide you were attracted to women?
Soap villain Tracy has had a long list of lovers and affairs dating back to the early 1990s when played by Dawn Acton.
She has also been married three times including twice to Simon Gregsons Steve and has murdered one ex-boyfriend.
The show source added: Its not known if Steve finds out, but when Amy gets wind of it she does her utmost to try and keep it a secret and bribe Paula into staying quiet.
The scenes are expected to play out early next year. A show spokeswoman declined to comment.
Tracy is set to cheat on her husband Steve McDonald – the couple were married in 2011 and then again in 2017
TRACY Barlow has had an up and down time in Coronation Street since the character entered the soap world in 1977.
Here are some of her men and misdemeanours:
GRAHAM EGERTON first boyfriend (1991).
DOUG MURRAY kiss for mums boyfriend (1991).
CRAIG LEE boyfriend (October 1993).
ROBERT PRESTON first husband (1996).
DAN affair (Dec 1998).
DEV ALAHAN boyfriend (2002)
GRAHAM affair (2002).
ROY CROPPER married over baby scam (2003).
STEVE MCDONALD one-night stand (June 2003).
CIARAN MCCARTHY boyfriend (2004).
NATHAN HARDING boyfriend (2005).
CHARLIE STUBBS boyfriend (2005-2007).
DAVID PLATT one-night stand (2007).
NICK TILSLEY – one-night stand (2010).
FRANK FOSTER boyfriend (2011).
STEVE MCDONALD their first marriage (2011).
RYAN CONNER boyfriend (2012).
ROB DONOVAN boyfriend (2013).
TONY STEWART boyfriend (2014).
ROBERT PRESTON boyfriend again (2015).
LUKE BRITTON secret boyfriend (January 2017).
ROB DONOVAN boyfriend again (May 2017).
STEVE MCDONALD husband again (Dec 2017).
2007 Tracy kills Charlie Stubbs by hitting him over the head with an ornament in revenge for his cheating.
2013 Provides a fake alibi for boyfriend Rob Donovan who had murdered Tina McIntyre.
Sophie and Paula got together during an episode of the show last September
Tracy and Dev Alahan were together in 2002