He’s been gone for two months after doing a flit with flighty Gloria Price, but Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) is to return to Coronation Street next week looking rather the worse for wear.
In scenes to be shown on Good Friday, Rita (Barbara Knox) will discover that Dennis is in hospital after being beaten up. But she doesn’t exactly provide a sympathetic ear for her errant husband.
After Dennis tells her how it all went wrong with Gloria and that he ended up sleeping on the streets, Rita allows him to stay on her sofa. But she’s quick to make it clear that this is just a temporary deal. After all the heartache he’s caused her, it seems Rita is now going to throw Dennis to the wolves…