It's official – Coronation Street's Peter Barlow will discover Billy Mayhew's dark secret in the run-up to Christmas.
Peter currently has no idea that Billy (Daniel Brocklebank) was involved in the death of his twin sister Susan Barlow in 2001, but the truth will be revealed in one of Corrie's biggest festive storylines.
The big reveal takes place after Peter and Billy both head to court to resolve the charges that Billy is facing for punching him two months ago.
Peter speaks up for Billy in the courtroom by arguing that he doesn't deserve to go to prison, but it's when they're both leaving the building that the drama really begins.
When a fight breaks out between two other men outside the court, Peter and Billy both wade in to break it up.
Billy is pushed to the ground in the scuffle and although he seems okay at first, he doubles up in pain during the trip home. In a freak accident, a metal lucky charm given to Billy by Summer has embedded in his thigh, causing some heavy bleeding.
A terrified Peter stops the car and desperately tries to help the local vicar, but while they're waiting for the ambulance, Billy starts to lose hope for his future and believes he's slipping away.
Deciding he has nothing left to lose, Billy tells Peter that he deserves to die as he was responsible for Susan's death. How will Peter react to the game-changing revelation?
Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter, revealed: "There's blood everywhere and Peter starts to stem the flow. He rings the police and the ambulance. Billy thinks at this point that he's going to die, so he confesses to Peter about Susan all those years ago.
"Peter takes his hand off the wound and watches him to start to die, but then comes back to his senses and puts his hand back on again. Up to that point, it's just shock for Peter. He can't take in what he's just told him. Then later, he starts to formulate some sort of mad, misguided revenge plot in his head."
This revenge plan will spill over into Corrie's Christmas week, setting the stage for one of Soapland's biggest stories this festive season.
Chris continued: "I'm not quite sure Peter knows what he's doing. He wants to make Billy feel what Susan felt. But he kind of goes beyond that. It's very dark. It's probably the darkest part of the character.
"Peter forces him to drink two bottles of vodka. Then he locks him in the boot of his car. I don't think I've ever gone quite this far with Peter before. I don't think he knows what he's doing. Whatever it is, it's a very bad choice he's making."
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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