The Pact viewers stunned over Coronation Street star's twist

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Photo credit: Warren Orchard - BBC
Photo credit: Warren Orchard - BBC

The Pact spoilers follow.

The Pact viewers were left shocked by the drama's latest twist tonight (May 24), as a stunning revelation was made about Nancy.

In the third episode of the BBC's new mystery thriller series, the day of Jack's (Aneurin Barnard) memorial arrived and the pact between the central group of friends started to unravel.

While Louie's (Eiry Thomas) relationship with her brother Arwel (Eddie Marsan) broke down completely, and Cat (Heledd Gwynn) and Tish (Abbie Hern) grew closer, Anna's (Laura Fraser) relationship with her husband Max (Jason Hughes) grew increasingly strained after she secretly transferred £5,000 from their savings account to a mystery blackmailer who had texted her a demand for money.

Photo credit: Warren Orchard - BBC
Photo credit: Warren Orchard - BBC

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Anna was forced to weave a web of lies in order to keep her secret, telling Max that she had lent the money to a friend from work who was in serious financial trouble.

Max accepted the explanation – although he was far from happy – but things took another turn for the worse for Anna when she received another blackmail text on the morning of the memorial, demanding £10,000 from her in order to keep silent about her and her friends being present in the woods on the night that Jack died.

Reaching breaking point, Anna decided to take matters into her own hands and downloaded a phone tracking app in order to hunt down the blackmailer. After a couple of false starts, she almost found the owner of the phone after the memorial – but was interrupted when her teenage daughter was found drunk.

Giving the app another go during the evening, Anna successfully found the phone's signal and drove to its location, letting herself into a mystery house.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Anna was stunned when she texted the blackmailer's phone and heard the text arrive, with the camera panning to reveal a guilty-looking Nancy holding the phone in her hand.

But is Nancy really the person who has been blackmailing her friend? Whether she is the guilty party or not, viewers were shocked to find out that apparently kind-hearted Nancy – played by Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper actress Julie Hesmondhalgh – could have a dark side:

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The Pact continues tomorrow (May 25) at 9pm on BBC One, while all six episodes are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

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