Ray (played by Mark Frost) has been terrorising the residents of Coronation Street for almost two years now and it’s fair to say he’s made a long list of enemies in that time. From making unwelcome advances towards women and forging dodgy business deals, the character has certainly become one of the most manipulative villains on the ITV soap. However, he has had some help in the form of Debbie (Sue Devaney), who has been using her skills of deception to trick the locals into selling their homes so a new development can be built. As tensions rise in the coming weeks, it seems the property developer will get wind of what her ex-boyfriend is really like and murder could be on the cards.
The drama kicks off next week when the ruthless businessman discovers Roy Cropper (David Neilson) has sought legal advice and is threatening a review into the planning application.
Believing his masterplan is about to be rumbled, Ray tells his partner-in-crime he bribed the Chairperson of the planning committee.
Debbie is livid with his admission and tells him he could very well end up behind bars for his illegal actions.
Though, he might end up six feet under instead as Kevin Webster’s (Michael Le Vell) sister gets revenge for Ray putting all their hard work in jeopardy.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Unfortunately, it seems the showdown could result in death as executive producer Iain MacLeod has teased the ending to the storyline.
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Speaking with Express.co.uk and other publications, the soap boss explained: “[Ray’s] reign of terror and sexual predation and terrible sort of ruthless desire to knock down the streets is all kind of reaching fever pitch.
“As was said in the 60th week, the residents won the battle, but perhaps not the war. Indeed, the war does rage on with Ray very much in the middle of it.
“What we get to is a story where he gets more and more desperate to get off the hook for what happened with Faye [Windass], as in the sexual assault and gets more and more desperate to try