Are Corrie bosses planning more carnage on the Cobbles by killing off another legend?


We might still be reeling from the tragic death of Kylie Platt, who died in the arms of husband David, but Coronation Street bosses are reportedly planning to swing the axe again.

At least one more beloved character could be killed off in a huge stunt later this year, The Sun has reported.

Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd and Paula Lane (ITV)

The scenes being drawn up will apparently involve a "huge explosion" and a raging fire.

New Corrie executive producer Kate Oates is even reportedly bringing in director Tony Prescott, who is responsible for the show's live episodes.

Kate Oates attending the British Soap Awards 2016 at the Hackney Empire

He is a regular director on the show and behind some of the soap's most memorable moments.

A source told the paper: "This is going to be up there with some of the best scenes in Corrie history.

"Characters are going to be crawling through flames to escape, and there's talk of killing at least one character.

"The plans being put together are huge and Kate bringing in Tony shows that it's going to be far from a straightforward one.

Handout photo issued by ITV of Coronation Street's Jane Danson, Chris Gascoyne, Barbara Knox, William Roache, Storyliner Jan McVerry and Director Tony Prescott accepting the Best single episode award during the 2011 British Soap Awards at Granada Studios, Manchester.

"Tony is considered one of the big guns of directing because he's great with complicated and intense storylines.

"Kate also loves a big stunt. She was behind the helicopter crash on Emmerdale which killed off Ruby Haswell. It's going to be carnage."

A spokeswoman for the ITV soap said: "We do not comment on storyline speculation."