Karl Munro (John Michie) is to grab Stella (Michelle Collins) and plead with her for another chance in an ominous scene to broadcast next week.
After hanging back at the Rovers at closing time, Karl will be seen mocking Stella’s current relationship with Jason (Ryan Thomas) before taking hold of the intimidated landlady and forcing her to face him: “You want this as much as me,” Karl says to his ex. “Look me in the eye and tell me that’s not true.”
But Stella is adamant that there’s no going back and slaps Karl across the face: “Get out before I scream the street down,” she yells.
Michelle Collins recently revealed that Karl’s behaviour is set to become increasingly disturbed in the weeks to come: “I’ve got loads of good stuff coming up where my ex gets very sinister and becomes totally obsessed with me,” the actress told the Daily Record.
Coronation Street will air this scene on Friday 1 March at 8.30pm on ITV.