Creepy Karl Munro (John Michie) is set to commit a further crime in the coming week as he frames critically ill Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) for the Rovers fire that claimed the life of firefighter Toni (Tara Moran).
Viewers will see arsonist Karl go all out to ensure Sunita takes the rap when he plants the keys he used to get into the pub in her hospital cabinet with her personal effects after making sure that her fingerprints are all over them.
More than 10 million people watched last Monday as Karl set fire to the Rovers and left Sunita for dead in the burning cellar. But he hadn’t bargained for the fact that his ex-lover Stella (Michelle Collins) was in the burning pub.
After heading in to the inferno to rescue her, Karl was hailed as a hero and looks to have got away with his crime. Sunita, however, does have the perfect motive for torching the boozer after being seen publicly threatening Stella just hours earlier.
So will Karl’s scheme succeed? See him put his plan into action on Wednesday 27 March at 7.30pm on ITV. Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.00pm.