Bistro owner Robert Preston has revealed his secret drugs past to girlfriend Michelle Connor in tonight’s Coronation Street.
Scenes just broadcast saw Robert admit that Rich was once his drug dealer, having supplied him with cocaine when he worked in busy restaurant kitchens.
Robert also dropped the bombshell that Rich now wants him to launder dirty money through the Bistro – news that left Michelle slack-jawed with shock.
The revelation came at the climax to a dramatic day on the Street that saw Robert become sole owner of the Bistro, only for the celebratory evening to turn into a disaster after Rich ended up slashing Chesney with a broken bottle.
Viewers have yet to find out whether Ches will survive the attack after he was rushed to hospital, or whether Robert will come clean about his shady past.
Wednesday’s episode of Corrie will see Fiz praying at Chesney’s bedside that he makes a full recovery, while Robert fights back the tears as he tells Michelle more about his history.
But then comes the moment when Robert calls Rich and tells him that he’s prepared to do one deal for him – just what is Robert’s game?