Who is Amy Barlow in Coronation Street, who plays her and what is her big storyline over Christmas?

So who is she and who plays her? – here's the lowdown…

Who is Amy Barlow in Coronation Street?

Amy Barlow is the 14-year-old daughter of Tracy Barlow and Steve McDonald.

She’s the granddaughter of Ken and Deirdre Barlow and Liz and Jim McDonald and the cousin of Simon Barlow.

She has one half-brother, Oliver, who was conceived from Steve's one-night-stand with Leanne Battersby.

Amy was conceived when Steve and Tracy had a one night stand – she was born on February 9 2004.

When Tracy – Kate Ford – discovered she was pregnant, she drugged Roy Cropper and tricked him into believing they’d had sex.

She then offered to sell the baby to Roy and wife Hayley and the couple accepted.

Roy married Tracy to ensure he would be named on the birth certificate and have parental responsibility.

When Tracy gave birth to a daughter, Roy and Hayley named her Patience.

Tracy then changed her mind and demanded her daughter back, gate-crashing Steve’s wedding to Karen McDonald and announcing that Steve is the real dad.

When Tracy was jailed for killing Charlie Stubbs, Amy went to live with Steve – Simon Gregson – and his new wife Becky.

She was scared of Tracy when her mum was released from prison but they eventually made up.

Amy has inherited some of Tracy’s less than nice qualities and has bullied Simon in the past.

Who plays Amy Barlow in Coronation Street?

Elle Mulvaney, 16, took over the role of Amy Barlow in 2010.

She replaced Amber Chadwick as there were some big storylines coming up for the character.

A spokeswoman said "Amy has some big storylines coming up so we decided to recast an older child who could play younger. This is common practice."

She won the British Soap Award for Best Young Actor in 2017 after being nominated in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

What’s going to happen to Amy Barlow at Christmas?

Coronation Street Executive Producer Iain MacLeod announced at a recent press event that there were some exciting things coming up for Amy this Yuletide.

He said: “We have got great things coming up at Christmas for Amy Barlow”

Nothing more has been revealed about the storyline but fans have been predicting that there could be a shock murder and Amy could bump off her mum, Tracy.

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