Coronation Street's Peter faces a difficult return home after leaving hospital

Daniel Kilkelly
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street's Peter Barlow returns home to the cobbles next week after his extended stay in hospital.

Peter begged to be admitted for detox earlier this month as he tried to tackle his ongoing alcohol addiction.

Next week, Peter heads back to the Street after being discharged following his treatment.

Peter is hoping to have turned a corner, but gets annoyed when his friend Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) insists on watching over him at Number 1.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Although Steve clearly has Peter's best interests at heart, Peter is irritated at the thought of being 'babysat' by his pal.

Can Peter convince his loved ones that he can be trusted to be alone again?

Earlier this month, Peter was encouraged to beat his addiction by gradually weaning himself off alcohol in order to avoid sudden death.

Peter found this experience too difficult and urged Carla to help him get a place at the hospital for a full detox programme.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Behind the scenes at Corrie, Chris Gascoyne – who plays Peter – has been throwing himself into this emotional storyline.

Show producer Iain MacLeod told Digital Spy and other media in January: "Chris is very keen to go full method actor and fully immerse himself in Peter's physical deterioration this time, so we're having discussions with doctors and nutritionists over how we can best represent Peter's fall from grace and make it as visually realistic and shocking as possible.

"We're really going to town with this. Peter has been told many times that his next drink could kill him, so we felt that this time, we had to make good on that to a degree. We had to go right to the end in terms of what would happen to Peter and his body if he kept drinking. We'll take that to as realistic a conclusion as we possibly can."

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Friday, February 19 at 7.30pm on ITV.

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Alcohol Change UK offers information, advice and support with their questions about drinking and the problems that can sometimes be caused by alcohol. For more information, visit Alcohol Change UK's website. Drinkline also offers free, confidential advice to anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's drinking on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm).

Readers can also contact Drinkaware.

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