Coronation Street first look as Stephen's grudge against Carla begins

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Corrie first look as Stephen targets CarlaITV

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street's Stephen Reid is going to turn his attention to Carla Barlow next week, but thankfully he doesn't want to continue his murderous tendencies towards her, just take over her business.

In scenes that will air next week, Carla orders Stephen to help Kirk Sutherland with packing, which he's not happy with at all. He's even more incensed when an old business associate, Dick Haversham, turns up and Carla explains what he's up to.

Later in the week, Stephen tells Dick that he's actually a senior consultant at the company, and Carla is ready to fire him for it.

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He lies to her and says that his ex-wife Gabrielle ripped him off and he was just trying to save face. Rallying the troops and getting them to finish an order when they want to give up, Carla begrudgingly admits to being impressed and lets him keep his job.

But unfortunately, it looks like Carla has already made Stephen hate her. How far will he go to try and ruin her and try to steal her business?

The soap's executive producer Iain MacLeod explained recently that "psychological warfare begins between those two".

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He added: "If anyone predicts what Stephen does to Carla, I'll eat my hat. His plan is so out there and dark that I'd be incredibly surprised if anyone spots it coming over the hill."

He also explained that this storyline will see Peter become concerned about her mental health, but might end up making things worse by trying to fight her battles for her.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

Read more Coronation Street spoilers on our dedicated homepage.

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