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Has he lost Jalena for good?

As Sam does a class presentation about chess, one boy, Owen, tells him how much he enjoyed it and Sam offers to teach him. Oblivious to Owen’s sarcasm, Sam sets up at the café.

At Hope’s suggestion, Sam makes out he loves gaming and invites Jack and Liam around after school. But as the kids embark on a football computer game, Sam remarks that it’s pointless as it requires no skill or strategy, Liam and Jack look at him in disbelief.

As Sam does his best to make conversation with Jack and Liam, it’s clear he finds it difficult and when they quiz him about the letters he writes, Sam’s quick to change the subject.

In a bid to impress, Sam turns up at Jalena’s party sporting a football top and trainers. Jalena reveals she has no interest in football and was going to suggest they meet up for a game of chess, but now he’s into football she’s invited John instead, leaving Sam crushed.

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV

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