Coronation Street fans were left horrified tonight (June 24) as Geoff Metcalfe exhibited controlling behaviour towards Yasmeen Nazir.
Tonight's episodes saw Geoff left annoyed when he planned a dinner party with Sally, Tim and Yasmeen, only for Yasmeen to reveal that she had plans to go wine tasting with Cathy instead.
Yasmeen and Cathy quickly lost track of time and Yasmeen eventually arrived at the dinner party very late, and she failed to notice just how annoyed Geoff was.
As Sally and Tim left, Geoff later insinuated that Yasmeen drinks too much and told her that her friends think so too.
And, in a bid to make Yasmeen feel guilty, he then suggested that she sleep off the wine while he spends the night in the spare room, and viewers quickly took to Twitter to express their concerns over Geoff's controlling behaviour:
Now i know Geoff is going to be a controlling abuser i find every scene with him awkward #corrie- Rebecca (@Onceuponafibro) June 24, 2019
Geoff is main red flag. Absolute manipulative scum. #Corrie- Soapy Madams Podcast (@SoapyMadamsPod) June 24, 2019
The soap recently confirmed that this new, issue-based storyline is set to explore the danger of coercive control relationships.
Corrie producer Iain MacLeod and his writing team are crafting a storyline with help from Women's Aid and Independent Choices Greater Manchester to reflect the criminal abuse many face if they are involved in coercive control relationships.
Geoff will attempt to control every aspect of Yasmeen's life by encouraging her to pull away from friends, take control of her finances and even go as far as to stage a robbery so he can be seen as her protector.
His cunning manipulation will manage to fool Yasmeen's friends and family, aside from Alya (Sair Khan) raising concerns. Even Yasmeen herself won't see Geoff's growing control over her life as abuse at first.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Independent Choices Greater Manchester (www.domesticabusehelpline.co.uk) or Women’s Aid (www.womensaid.org.uk). Refuge and Women's run a 24-hour, freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline, 0808 2000 247. The US National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
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