CORONATION Street’s evil Geoff Metcalfe could be brought down by his past, according to actor Ian Bartholomew.
The domestic abuser has been successfully hiding his coercive behaviour behind closed doors, which has resulted in wife Yasmeen facing an attempted murder charge.
But the tables could soon be about to turn.
Ian, who has played Geoff in the ITV1 soap since 2018, has hinted that his character’s past wrongdoings could be about to haunt him.
Speaking to Digital Spy, the 65-year-old star was asked whether Geoff has acted in a similar way before.
Ian replied: “Undoubtedly. And the past has a way of catching up with you, especially in soap!”
Corrie fans were left distraught earlier this month after the Geoff and Yasmeen’s year-long abuse storyline reached fever pitch.
During a particularly harrowing scene, Yasmeen stabbed Geoff in an act of self-defence after he repeatedly taunted and threatened her.
Having survived the incident, Geoff went on to trick the police, family and friends into thinking Yasmeen is the abuser.
Yasmeen is now behind bars having been refused bail on an attempted murder charge.
Next week, however, Geoff’s daughter-in-law Sally starts to see through the smoke screen.
She learns that he used an escort agency while with Yasmeen – played by Shelley King – and, sickened, her doubts about him begin to grow.
Ian added: “This causes a massive problem for him concerning Tim and the possibility that he might start to suspect that his dad is not what he appears to be.”
And that might happen sooner than Geoff thinks.
Also next week, Tim catches his dad deleting footage of his argument with Yasmeen that was filmed on his secret camera.
Corrie producer Ian MacLeod has already confirmed that Geoff will get his comeuppance this year.
He previously said: “What form that comeuppance takes is still in discussion. We wanted a redemptive ending ultimately for Yasmeen.”
Adding that he, Ian and Shelley had received “sobering correspondence” from real-life abuse victims, Ian continued: “For the sake of all those people, we have to tell the right ending with some positivity and optimism.”
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