CORONATION STREET said goodbye to Pat Phelan last September and it won’t be long until another resident takes over the title of soap villain. But could it be Gary Windass? Coronation Street are gearing up for a dramatic spring as a new villain is set to terrorise the Weatherfield residents.
Whilst most spoilers have hinted at Nick Price being the new bad boy on the cobbles, it seems Gary Windass is going to turn to the dark side.
In an unexpected soap twist, girlfriend Sarah Platt catches Gary misquoting a customer. Having been asked to price up a quote for some repairs on Number Eight Coronation Street, Gary sees it as the perfect opportunity to increase the price he can charge.
One of those being Number Eight, where Sarah’s brother David Platt lives and he is set to be Gary’s victim. Viewers have recently seen the manual labourer struggle financially, putting his relationship with Sarah under immense pressure.
But it seems Gary won’t be alone conning the residents of Coronation Street, as the soap has recently revealed Rick Neelan will be returning. A source told Digital Spy how the loan shark is going to target a few characters, could he be Gary’s accomplice?
After all, Rick is a smooth talker and it won’t be long until he has taken Gary under his wing promising a hefty cash injection if he carries out some work. Soap producer Iain MacLeod discussed Coronation Street’s upcoming storyline and told the press late last year about the new villain.
He said: “We’re designing a character who stays long term as an antagonistic person who’s just messing up lives. By the end of 2019, there will be an unmistakably new and complicated villainous character on the cobbles.”
As for the initial qualities the villain has, Iain added: “It’s organs and through desperation and corruption of original intentions, it’s about small choices which accumulate. Therefore Gary could very well be the new baddie as he is desperate to get himself out of a downwards spiral of debt.