Coronation Street SPOILERS: Robert Preston to be KILLED OFF on Christmas Day ...

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There's set to be carnage on the cobbles as it's reported that Robert Preston is set to be killed off on Christmas Day amid a horror shooting.

The chef, played by Tristan Gemmill, will meet his sticky end after being caught in the cross fire as Derek Milligan attempts to get his furious revenge on Gary Windass, The Sun reports.

And in addition to Robert's demise, another Weatherfield resident will also take a bullet - will there be another death on the street.

Departure: There's set to be carnage on the cobbles as it's reported that Robert Preston is set to be killed off on Christmas Day amid a horror shooting

For months Coronation Street viewers have watched as Robert has continued to lead a double life, as he played both Michelle Connor and Vicky Jeffries. 

But his troubles look set to come to a gory end as he loses his life in the Christmas Day shooting.

The drama kicks off when a drunken Derek decides to attack Gary after their business deal crumbles and pulls out a gun in The Rovers. 

As a tussle breaks out among terrified revellers, Robert is fatally shot and another person is wounded.

The end: The chef, played by Tristan Gemmill, will meet his sticky end after being caught in the cross fire as Derek Milligan attempts to get his furious revenge on Gary Windass

The end: The chef, played by Tristan Gemmill, will meet his sticky end after being caught in the cross fire as Derek Milligan attempts to get his furious revenge on Gary Windass

A source told The Sun: 'Derek gets drunk and starts waving a gun around the pub.

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

'He makes it to hospital but suffers a heart attack and dies off-screen in a bit of snub to Tristan. It’s left to Michelle to tell everyone he’s dead.'

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