27 November 2019 22:34
Coronation Street fans have been suspicious of Jade Rowan (Lottie Henshall) since she arrived on the cobbles, not buying the sickly sweet Mary Poppins act for one second, and now her big secret has been revealed – she is the secret daughter of dastardly John Stape, deceased husband of Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine), and is on a clandestine mission to destroy her life. It was apparent something sinister lurked beneath the babysitter's bubbly exterior the more she meddled in Fiz's relationship with partner Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall), and the surreptitious ways she made her employer look like the world's worst mother. Sneaking out at the end of Wednesday 27th November's second episode after causing a big ding-dong between Fiz and unruly daughter Hope, a tearful Jade laid flowers at the grave of John Stape and murmured: "I love you, Dad…" Hope is John's biological daughter, which makes her and Jade half-sisters. When was John Stape in Coronation Street? We first met unassuming, geeky teacher John in 2007 when he was introduced as Fiz's love interest.
The pair were old flames and rekindled their romance, but Mr Stape was seduced by teenage temptress Rosie Webster and his cheating was sensationally exposed on Christmas Day that year. Fired from teaching for cavorting with a pupil, bitter John blamed Rosie for ruining his career and held her hostage for weeks in his granny's house. Rosie was eventually found and John was sent to jail. Him and Fiz reconnected through prison visits and ended up getting married in 2009 while he was still behind bars. Who did John Stape kill?
Eventually her family agreed to switch the life support machine off and John's secrets were buried with her… until the guilt got too much and he told Colin's elderly mum the truth about what really happened to her son. Suspicious Fiz caught him in the act and he confessed everything, insisting it was all just a misunderstanding because he wanted to carry on teaching… Meanwhile, Charlotte's parents still believed John was 'Colin' and when Fiz's brother Chesney found out about his brother-in-law's double life, John tied all three of them up in the basement to keep them quiet. Fiz rumbled the hostage situation and called the cops, refusing to run away with her homicidal husband who snatched baby Hope and fled the scene. Fiz ended up in hospital after a car accident and John visited her, returning Hope and disappearing into the night after avoiding police capture once more. How did John Stape die? When Fiz was arrested for John's string of crimes he resurfaced as she faced a trial, kidnapping Rosie (again!) and priming her to recite his version of events in court in the hope it would help his wife's case. Yet another of John's bright ideas ended badly when Rosie's dad Kevin Webster tracked his daughter down and a car chase ensued seriously injuring the deluded fella. Fiz forgave dying John on his deathbed… That was in 2011, and no mention was ever made about John having another daughter. We can assume Jade has deliberately tracked down her stepmum to avenge her dad's death, but there are still many questions – who is Jade's mother? How long has she been planning to infiltrate Fiz's life? And is she really John's daughter, or just a very strange, disturbed young lady who read his story in the press and got a bit obsessed…? Get the biggest soaps stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Coronation Street viewers finally learned the true identity of newcomer Jade in the latest episode of the ITV soap. It was revealed that Jade is the secret daughter of late villain John Stape - the ex of Fiz Brown. It's not yet been explained who her mother is, with it not even known John had another daughter throughout his time on the soap. This makes her the half-sister of John's young daughter Hope who she has been tutoring and spending time with - with this being her way in to target Fiz. At the end of Wednesday's double-bill, with Jade trying to set Fiz up as though she had abused her daughter, she ended up getting upset when Evelyn saw right through her accusations. She burst into tears before saying: "I love you dad," with it then showing who the grave belonged to. The stone read "John Stape", with the date of his death shown. John had posed as teacher Colin Fishwick after covering up his death, before he murdered his ex colleague Charlotte Hoyle - while he also accidentally caused the death of Colin's mother Joy. He later returned and kidnapped former lover and student Rosie Webster for a second time before crashing his car, later dying from his injuries. Now, it appears Jade is back to avenge her dad's death clearly blaming Fiz for his demise. It's not clear what she knows about his past and whether she believes he committed the crimes, especially with Fiz fraudulently inheriting Joy's money after her death so perhaps she thinks Fiz was more involved. It's not clear exactly what Jade is planning other than her keenness to get mother and daughter away from each other. Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV. Coronation Street resident Jade Rowan (played by Lottie Henshall) arrived in Weatherfield as Fiz Stape (Jenny McAlpine) was struggling to cope with her daughter Hope's (Isabelle Flanagan) behaviour. Tonight, viewers found out Jade is in fact the daughter of Fiz's ex husband, murder John Stape (Graeme Hawley) - will she continue her plot of revenge on Fiz and gain custody of her daughter? Fiz sought out Jade to try and fix her daughter's behaviour as it continued to spiral out of control, as her and partner Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) have seen the young teaching assistant as a godsend. However, Tyrone's grandmother Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) has been suspicious of Jade since her arrival, and her frustrations peaked this evening. The pair had a heated discussion in tonight's episode, as it had started to become clear to Evelyn that Jade had a problem with Hope's mother. As Evelyn quizzed what was wrong, she said: "If you've got something that worries then you then perhaps you should tell me." READ MORE: Coronation Street spoilers: Vicky Jefferies killed by Robert? Coronation Street spoilers: Jade Rowan gains custody of Hope after true identity exposed? Coronation Street spoilers: Jade continued to scheme against Fiz this evening as she pretended Hope had injuries READ MORE Coronation Street spoilers: Chesney Brown set for prison stint afte... Jade then confessed: "The person whose behaviour worries me the most is Fiz. I just hope something improves before something really bad happens." However, Evelyn had clearly had enough, as she replied: "Kindly just stop throwing accusations around at my grandson's partner who is your employer and I believe friend." A clearly shaken Jade apologised, before she headed to a graveside with flowers. Coronation Street spoilers: Evelyn continued to grow suspicious of Jade this evening Coronation Street spoilers: Jade's secret was revealed this evening, as she was seen in tears at her father John Stape's grave The shocking revelation finally came she was John's daughter, which explained her hostile attitude towards Fiz in the past couple of months, as fans have seen her try to turn Hope on her own mother. Long-term fans of the show will know that murdered John is Hope's father, and was married to Fiz before his exit from the show in 2011. However it seems Jade is back to gain revenge on Fiz, who she may blame for her father's demise. John's character was killed off the soap in a car crash after he committed a series of murders on the cobbles. Coronation Street spoilers: Jade Rowan to exit after Fiz betrayal? Coronation Street takes Emmerdale's slot in huge soap schedule shak... It comes after many viewers had been trying to work out the mystery connection that Jade clearly held to Fiz and her troublesome daughter. Some viewers had initially thought she was after Tyrone in a possible affair storyline, However, as the truth has been revealed, she looks set to try and get Hope taken off the pair now it has been revealed she is also John's daughter. Some eagle-eyed fans had correctly guessed her link to the family when she entered the soap back at the end of September. "#CoronationStreet what is that jade up to? A John stape relative?" asked one. Another wrote: "Well she must have her reasons unless she's related to John Stape or something?