Coronation Street boss reveals Rob Donovan comeback plot – “He’s going to be the puppet master, playing with people’s lives”

"He's got a real nasty, malicious edge to him. He's also going to be delivering news that will change somebody's life," adds producer Stuart Blackburn

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Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn has revealed details of Marc Baylis’s upcoming return as killer Rob Donovan.

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“It’s going to start with a stray newspaper article about Underworld, and wicked Rob catching sight of something that intrigues him. He has been in prison for a year now, and the man is very bored. He’s going to be the puppet master, playing with people’s lives from within his cell, setting different people against each other,” said the show boss.

Rob hasn’t been seen on screen since November 2014, when he was finally caught by the police for the crime of murdering Tina McIntyre.

But it seems that his time behind bars hasn’t led to Rob becoming a reformed character. “He’s got a real nasty, malicious edge to him. He’s also going to be delivering news that will change somebody’s life,” Blackburn added to Inside Soap.

Marc Baylis’s return to Coronation Street was announced last month, with the promise that Rob would be holding the key to an important Connor family secret.

“I can’t wait to play Rob again and see what he has up his sleeve” Baylis said. “One thing is certain – prison won’t stop Rob from affecting lives on the street.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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