The Maceys’ marriage is set to take a further battering next week after Katie (Sammy Winward) stays over at Andy’s (Kelvin Fletcher) after walking out on Declan (Jason Merrells).
Viewers will see Katie tell her husband that she’s leaving “maybe forever” as Andy helps her pack belongings. Megan (Gaynor Faye) warns her brother that he needs to sort the situation before it’s too late, but a confrontation with Andy in the pub leaves Declan physically as well as emotionally bruised.
After a drunken Declan tells his perceived rival that he could make his life very difficult, Andy replies by saying that Katie “can’t bear you near her”. It’s this taunt that sends Declan over the edge – but after taking a violent swing at Andy, a retaliatory blow sends Declan crashing to the ground. As her brother hits the deck, Megan gets fresh insight into the extent of Declan’s hurt over Katie.
The punch-up can be seen in the episode set to air on Monday 11 February at 7pm on ITV.