Coronation Street: Daniel Osbourne to take drugs overdose

"He just goes too far," says actor Rob Mallard

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The life of Daniel Osbourne will be left on the line in an upcoming episode of Coronation Street when he takes a drugs overdose.

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Recent drama on the ITV soap has seen Daniel exposed as dad Ken’s attacker, only for the Barlow patriarch to forgive his son and encourage him to move on.

But it seems that the guilt will get too much for Daniel in the week ahead when he starts to head down a very dangerous path.

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Viewers can expect to see Daniel reject Ken’s offer to pay for a therapist, feeling that he isn’t deserving of any help. And the troubled Daniel will then be left feeling further isolated following a set-to with Tracy.

In order to deal with his feelings of anguish, he ends up buying drugs from a friend of Robert Preston’s – all of which results in him eventually being found slumped unconscious.

Says Rob Mallard of the upcoming scenes: “Because Daniel is depressed and not really feeling anything, he just wants to feel something. It comes off having being riled up by Tracy and he just goes too far.”

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

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