Coronation Street is to kill off Jason Grimshaw’s dad Tony Stewart – although actor Terence Maynard will not be returning to film the character’s exit. Instead, the roguish builder will be given an off-screen death.
Villainous Tony departed Weatherfield with his tail between his legs in November last year after Liz (Beverley Callard) got him to sign his share of the Rovers back to Steve.
Telling Jason (Ryan Thomas) that he was headed for Birmingham, Tony was seen leaving town. But scenes to be broadcast next month will see the police breaking the news to Jason that his father has died.
But soap bosses are currently remaining tight-lipped as to what effect news of the shock death will have on Jason and Tony’s ex-lover Liz.
You can watch a 60-second rundown of this week’s drama on Coronation Street below.