Shelley continued: “Because of the continual way he has put her down and whittled away at her confidence she is prepared to accept that his behaviour is her fault.
“She is desperate to get it right,” she added, before going on to speak about the importance of the storyline.
“I like to explore things and art of any form is a way to challenge and inspire people, we can inform people and help them recognise or realise that these things happen.
“Theatre and television should be challenging and should be controversial and the thing about Coronation Street is the sheer number of people it reaches.
“It is a show for very day folk and it is accessible and it gets people talking. It is so valuable and I am so proud of what we are doing.”
Coronation Street continues Friday at 7:30pm on ITV.