Geoff (played by Ian Bartholomew) has been controlling every aspect of Yasmeen’s (Shelley King) life since the pair first got together last year on Coronation Street. The villain has been emotionally abusing his wife, but in recent weeks, his behaviour has become a lot more aggressive. As his true colours threatened to bubble over in tonight’s double bill of the ITV soap, viewers couldn’t bare seeing the pensioner going through such an ordeal and had to “switch off”.
After agreeing to stand in as her husband’s assistant for a children’s party, despite having crippling claustrophobia, her dress came stuck in the box she had been locked in as part of the act.
The residents of Weatherfield were in stitches as Geoff tried to save his reputation, but it wasn’t long before the clip of his efforts went viral online.
It was clear from the off set the villain was fuming with his wife and when they got home, he launched a vicious attack on her.
With the harrowing scenes portraying the reality of coercive control and domestic abuse, viewers were left greatly “uncomfortable” and resorted to turning off.
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Coronation Street fans 'switch off' as Geoff Metcalfe loses it with Yasmeen: 'Can't watch' (Image: ITV)
Taking to Twitter in light of Yasmeen’s abuse ordeal becoming even worse, fans of the show voiced how they could no longer watch.
One wrote: “I’ve actually just had to turn #Corrie off. I cannot physically watch Geoff abuse Yasmeen like that. Honestly, if anyone is in a relationship like that please get out NOW.”
Another added: “I can't watch anymore of @itvcorrie I'm dreading what Geoff is going to do to Yasmeen. #Corrie #geoff.”
Whilst a third commented: “Not sure I can watch #Corrie anymore! I know this kind of thing does happen in real life, but Geoff is bloody unbearable! Poor yasmeen [sic].”
Not sure I can watch
Coronation Street viewer
A fourth simply posted: “I can’t watch... #Corrie,” to which a fifth remarked: “Omg Geoff is so vile to poor Yasmeen. I don’t know how