CORONATION Street fans are in hysterics after Mary Taylor tried to exorcise the ghost of Pat Phelan with a bucket of water.
The florist – who is played by actress Patti Clare in the ITV soap – was convinced the serial killer’s vengeful spirit was hiding in the loft.
She forced vicar Billy Mayhew into helping her conduct a Church of England exorcism in Eileen’s house.
She told him: “Can you feel it? The presence coming from above, looking down on us.
“It’s obviously quiet now but I could hear noises in the night and what sounded like a stream of water.
“I’m not an hysteric Billy – these are not the normal sighs and grumbles of an old house. This is coming from the attic, there’s something up there.
“It’s Pat Phelan. Think about it the sound of running water – he fell off a lighthouse. “
As Billy pointed out that’s not how Phelan actually died, Mary said: “Yes but before that he fell off a lighthouse.
“An experience like that can follow you into the afterlife. I think Pat Phelan has made his way home after his gruesome death.
Producing a bucket of water, Mary told Billy to bless it so she could “slosh it about”.
As Billy began reciting the exorcism prayer, noises could be heard from upstairs and Mary lost it.
She screamed: “Reveal yourself. Reveal yourself restless spirit.”
The pair were both shocked when Todd emerged from upstairs and made himself known.
Viewers were in hysterics at the scenes.
One wrote: “Omg Mary on #Corrie cracks me up. I near jumped out of my skin when she started shouting. The look in @Dan_Brocklebank face was priceless.”
A second said: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again and again @APattiClare is one of the funniest actresses on telly! Absolutely howling at tonight’s Corrie ‘Reveal Yourself’”
Another added: “I love Mary she is always such a hoot #Corrie.”