Tonight’s Coronation Street double bill is to feature the final appearance of actress Paula Lane – and ITV have released some new images showing the tragic demise of her character Kylie Platt.
Kylie’s death has been well-publicised by the soap, although Corrie bosses are keeping the details of her demise under wraps until they’re broadcast tonight at 7.30 and 8.30pm.
However, these previously unreleased pictures show the heartbreaking moment when Kylie dies in the arms of her husband David on the cobbles.
Speaking about the pivotal moment when Kylie breathes her last, actor Jack P Shepherd revealed that the tears he shed were real:
“When the cameras stopped filming I couldn’t stop crying. The tears were very real. The script is superb – every word, every moment of the scene was exactly right. They are the most moving scenes I have ever had to film.
“In rehearsal, I just had to speak the lines and not look at anyone as I didn’t want to let my emotions take over too soon.”
As for the aftermath of Kylie’s demise, Shepherd also promised that his character would revert to type and spiral out of control:
“David has to try and keep it together for the sake of the children but he wants to blame someone for what has happened. He is angry at the world – he and Kylie were so close to having the perfect life and now he is a single dad and a widower.
“He is lashing out and behaving in a way which really starts to worry his family. There’s a lot more drama in the coming months as David struggles to come to terms with losing Kylie.”
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.