Coronation Street favourite Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) received sad news during Monday night's episode.

Close friend Arthur returned to the cobbles to inform the Corrie favourite that his wife had passed away.

The pair had been getting close when Arthur admitted that he's married and his with was critically ill in hospital.

Evelyn broke off their blossoming relationship but things turned awkward when she spotted him with a bunch of flowers on Monday.

She assumed the gift was for her and went on to give her a piece of her mind.

Corrie favourite Evelyn Plummer received sad news during Monday night's episode

As Evelyn let rip at him saying she was not willing to give him another chance, he told her that they were for his late wife.

Arthur's wife has recently passed away and it had been her funeral.

Evelyn was lost for words and expressed her remorse and sadness for her pal.

Arthur later told Evelyn that he's planning on leaving Weatherfield for a life in Canada for a fresh start.

Will Evelyn join Arthur on a trip to Canada?

He later offered Evelyn to join him, leaving the pensioner speechless.

Corrie fans rushed to their keyboards to beg Evelyn to stay instead of fleeing the cobbles.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Noo! I'm sorry Arthur but Evelyn has to stay!"

Another added: "Evelyn’s the best character on the street. She won’t go?"

A third person posted: I'm hoping that Evelyn will move to Canada with Arthur!"

While a fourth wrote: "Evelyn can't leave! She's brilliant."

Arthur offered Evelyn to meet him the follow day at the station with her bags.

He told her that was welcome to join him and insisted that her grandson Tyrone could look after her beloved pooch Cerberus.

What will Evelyn decide?

Coronation Street continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm