Coronation Street boss promises “shock and awe as things explode” in tonight’s live episode

Plus bookies make Callum Logan the favourite to be killed off

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Coronation Street bosses may have ruled out a big disaster to match the 2010 tram crash, but could they be secretly planning a spectacular stunt for tonight’s live episode?

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Speaking today, outgoing producer Stuart Blackburn promised “shock and awe” in this evening’s 60-minute visit to Weatherfield.

Such military terminology usually has a connotation of overwhelming power and force being used. So what could Blackburn have up his sleeve?

“It’s pure Corrie. There are tears of sadness, then you burst out laughing, then there’s shock and awe as things explode. It’s just fantastic. It’s got everything,” he told Good Morning Britain.

There was also talk of it being “the end of the road for someone”, words that have led to speculation that a character could be meeting their maker.

Bookmakers William Hill have made drug dealer Callum the favourite to be killed off with odds of 1/8. David Platt is a 6/1 shot, while Kylie and Sarah are both 8/1.

“Around 80 per cent think Callum will be killed off tonight but there is every chance that the current storyline is a double bluff,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

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

Beneath that, the cast talk to us about the pressures of going live.

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