Coronation Street viewers are in for an emotional watch as Peter Barlow (played by Chris Gascoyne) will soon be leaving the cobbles. Fans of the ITV show first saw Peter make his Weatherfield debut back in 2000.
Although he’s bowed in and out of the show on numerous occasions over the years, he became a permanent fixture in 2016. Since then, it’s been a rollercoaster for Peter as he’s had to face multiple challenges.
Most recently, the character has drifted apart from his wife Carla Connor (Alison King). Cracks in their relationship started to show after he ran down serial killer Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce).
Despite Peter stating everything will be fine for Christmas, Carla isn’t convinced after realising he wasn’t being truthful at an AA meeting. Deciding to call him out on lying, he decides to open up to his wife about everything.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk and other media publications, soap star Alison King detailed the moment Peter finally makes Carla understand how he’s feeling. She said: “It is gut-wrenching when he opens up and says he feels like he is not living a life.
“It really brings home what she has been thinking that even with her by his side he is not living a full life, he doesn’t feel like it’s enough for him.
“She is so sad about that but then starts to think outside the box and puts him completely first and starts to think about what she should do. She needs him to want to own it. Tell her the truth. And think about what’s best for him alone.
It looks as though viewers will see Peter depart the show in a heartbreaking Boxing Day episode.
Confessing that the scenes were emotional to film, Alison stated they were lovely to film as audiences will get to see the true dynamic of their relationship.
She added: “Even though it doesn’t go into specific details of all their past, it shows what they’re like, as a couple.
“It was really nice to have that much time on them because people seem to enjoy them just having a conversation.
“It was something to get our teeth into with all the emotions and it was a real journey. It was really, really lovely to do those scenes.”
However, it looks as though Carla won’t be alone for too long as an unexpected arrival makes their way onto the cobbles.
Her nephew Bobby (Jack Carroll), who she had no idea existed, is the son of Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) and turns up in Weatherfield looking for a place to stay.
However, Carla could have some trouble on her hands as her new nephew is able to run rings around her.
Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV from 8pm.