Coronation Street fans are convinced they know the identity of the soap’s ‘super-villain’ and believe he’s already begun his reign of terror.
Last year, Corrie’s new boss Iain MacLeod told us that a new baddie is set to wreak havoc in Weatherfield, which will result in the death of a favourite resident and a huge fallout which will last for years to come.
In scenes to air in March, the Underworld knicker factory collapses in what appears to be an accident – but is, in fact, the result of a criminal enterprise…
And, in an even bigger twist, the culprit is already know to locals!
We’ve been told that a character will be “corrupted”, turn evil and transform into a “complicated villainous presence”.
While bosses are remaining tight-lipped about the identity of the new villain and the victim of the factory collapse, they HAVE revealed it links back to cold-blooded killer Pat Phelan…
And fans believe the arch-baddie has been revealed already.
Last night (Wednesday 9 January), Corrie fans were shocked to see Nick Tilsley unveiled as the thief who stole £80,000 from his devastated gran Audrey Roberts.
They are now more convinced than ever that he is the long-standing super-villain.
One said: “I honestly think Nick is going to be the new @itvcorrie villain who will burn down Peter’s boat, cause the factory roof to collapse and probably a load more bad stuff.
— Michael Stace (@MichaelStace98) January 10, 2019
#Corrie We all knew that Nick took the money! But why? Is he going to be the new villain this year?
— Callum Keith (@CallumKeith1999) January 9, 2019
So Nick has stolen all of Archie’s money from Audrey and is pinning it on Lewis but did he hill him??? Nick is the new #Corrie super villain 🦹♂️
— Tellylassie (@ScutcherM) January 2, 2019
I’ve been suspicious of Nick for a while now. Tonight’s reveal certainly makes me wonder if he’s gonna be the new Corrie villain.
— Louise MacAllister (@LouiseMacAllis2) January 9, 2019
Watch this space. Nick will be the new #corrie villain.
— Matt King (@HighRangeMan) January 6, 2019
I know I keep going on about it, but I really want Nick to become the new villain because then the direction Corrie is taking him would make a lot of sense
Nick has always “tiptoed” in villainy, I think more people would understand his character if he was a proper villain
— Ben Price Fan Page (@benpricefanpage) January 9, 2019
Another said: “So Nick has stolen all of Archie’s money from Audrey and is pinning it on Lewis but did he kill him??? Nick is the new
#Corrie super villain.”
A third added: “
#Corrie We all knew that Nick took the money! But why? Is he going to be the new villain this year?”
“I know I keep going on about it, but I really want Nick to become the new villain,” said another. “Because then the direction Corrie is taking him would make a lot of sense Nick has always ‘tiptoed’ in villainy, I think more people would understand his character if he was a proper villain.”
So are the fans right? Or is there another rotten egg on the Street?
Iain has said: “Corrie can have baddies who come in, burn bright and then are gone, but also a more long-range type, like Mike Baldwin, who is ruthless and self-serving and rides roughshod over everybody.
“We’re designing a character who is more of that latter type, who can stay in the show for ever as an antagonist just messing up everyone’s lives. We’re going with this character on this journey.
“You go in seeing their intentions were good but things rapidly snowball. By the end of 2019 there will be a new, complicated villainous presence on the cobbles.”
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