Fans of Coronation Street’s David Platt were probably hoping the hairdresser might have a quiet time of it in the run up to Christmas.
He’s probably had the worst year of his life – and that really is saying something in Weatherfield!
After being raped by Josh Tucker, David was forced to relive the assault every day in his mind as he struggled with the aftermath.
Josh stayed in town, despite his crimes – and rubbed David’s face in it every day.
And now, in a horrible twist of fate, another unwelcome face is set to arrive and bring back horrible memories of the past for David.
In scenes to air in the coming weeks, David’s prison cellmate Paul Foreman turns up on the cobbles.
Having been released from jail, Paul arrives on David’s doorstep six months after the pair last saw each other in jail.
An insider told The Sun: “David isn’t going to know what to do when he sees Paul on the cobbles.”
They continued: “He and Paul got on well in prison, but David doesn’t want to think about that time.
“So when he sees him on the cobbles he’s confused and horrified.”
Viewers know David was locked up for missing a court date after attacking Gary Windass during a charity boxing match.
The brutal attack came after his horrifying rape, and was David’s way of lashing out.
Although David and Paul got on, Paul was on the receiving end of David’s anger after trying to wake him up one day and taking him by surprise.
The newspaper reports that the ITV soap was keen to bring actor Peter Ash back after he impressed them with his performance.
An insider revealed: “Bosses were really impressed by Peter and viewers loved him.
“It was a no brainer to bring him back for a longer stint.”
Actor Peter recently appeared as drug dealer Ron in Hollyoaks, but previously starred in Footballers’ Wives opposite fellow Corrie star Ben Price, who plays Nick Tilsley.
Whatever Paul’s intentions are, we doubt David will welcome his former cellmate with open arms…
He’s spent his time since coming out of prison trying to move on from his ordeal.
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