Corrie favourite Robert Preston will come to a gory end during shocking Christmas shootout


IT wouldnt be Christmas without rows, tears and sirens in the soaps…and Coronation Street is keeping up the tradition.

I can reveal there will be a bloodbath on the cobbles this festive period, with two people shot.

This Christmas Corrie fans can expect the usual rows, tears and sirens, but they might be shocked by the death of a favourite character

Derek Milligan decides to get revenge on Gary Windass after their business partnership soured and furiously wields a gun in the Rovers.

But during the firefight, which plays out on December 25, Michelle Connors partner Robert Preston, played by Tristan Gemmill, is fatally shot. Another resident is also wounded.

A soap source said: Derek gets drunk and starts waving a gun around the pub.

“Theres a tense stand-off then a massive fight between the two men and two people are shot, including Robert, who dies on Christmas Day.

Robert Preston gets caught up in a shootout on Christmas Day and is fatally shot, while another resident is wounded

The bloodbath starts when Derek Milligan decides to get revenge on Gary Windass and drunkenly wields a gun in the Rovers

He makes it to hospital but suffers a heart attack and dies off-screen in a bit of snub to Tristan. Its left to Michelle to tell everyone hes dead.

Gary, played by Mikey North , returned to Weatherfield to the shock news that Derek (Craige Els) had been romancing his ex Izzy Armstrong (Cherlylee Houston).

Derek, who opened up to her about his problems with booze, was horrified to learn that Gary is the father of Izzys son.

Tristan is among a host of names leaving the soap. Kym Marsh, who plays his onscreen partner Michelle, is also on the way out.

Tristan Gemmill joins a list of names leaving the soap, including Katie McGlynn whose parting storyline left viewers in tears

Michelle isnt being killed off, however, leaving the door open for a potential return.

And viewers were left in tears by Katie McGlynn’s recent portrayal of Sinead Tinker losing her battle with cervical cancer.

Another merry Christmas on the cobbles, then.

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