That Carla Connor is one ill-fated woman. Having only just survived the Underworld blaze of 2010, she’s now fighting another inferno in dramatic scenes to be shown next week.
As Carla finds herself facing fire again, I think the time is right to officially crown her as Coronation Street’s unluckiest character. Two husbands dead, raped, a brother in prison for murder – and now a second conflagration, this time at Victoria Court.
The shock cliffhanger will come after Tracy Barlow seeks revenge after Carla scuppers her plans to buy the Rovers Return pub. Sneaking into Carla’s flat, Tracy is soon shown to have murder in mind. But will Carla make it out alive?
Speaking to RadioTimes.com on the red carpet at this year’s British Soap Awards, actress Kym Marsh – who plays Carla’s best mate Michelle Connor – did reveal that death will be visiting Coronation Street during this high-profile week for the ITV soap. But will it be Carla breathing her last?
You can watch the interview below. Plus a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Corrie.