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Coronation Street is set to be rocked by a tragic death this autumn, the Daily Star can reveal.
A show favourite is set to perish in a sinkhole accident.
Boss Iain MacLeod told the Daily Star: “We have a big stunt planned that will centre around the sinkhole in the Platt family’s back garden. And that will result in a death.
“Deaths only really work if it’s somebody that you really care about and it’s going to be somebody that viewers know and love.”
The dramatic scenes have already been filmed and are due to air within weeks.
It is set to be gripping telly for fans.
Iain added: “It is going to be big. There will be loads of spectacle. It’s going to be cinematic.”
In a twist, the storyline is set to make viewers laugh and cry.
Bosses are keen for it to have Corrie’s trademark humour even after the character dies.
Iain said: “It is going to be classic Corrie. It will be tragic, but it will also be warm and funny.
“It will have gallows humour and full of heart. And in a weird way it will be quite triumphant.
“That’s what Corrie does better than any other soap. We take really big life-changing things and then we filter them through a northern tone of voice that is funny and sarcastic.”
The star who is leaving is thrilled with their exit storyline.
Iain said: “The actor who is leaving told me, ‘I love these scenes. They are the best scenes I’ve done on the show’.
“I don’t think I’ve had it before where I’ve had an actor leaving the show and they’ve come to me and said how thrilled they are.”
Corrie was the big winner at the National Television Awards on Thursday after taking three gongs.
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