Coronation Street: Peter Barlow will survive but hits the bottle again
Coronation Street’s Peter Barlow will pull through after being injured in the recent explosion, but will hit the bottle once more as he struggles to come to terms with his new life.
The recovering alcoholic was left fighting for his life under the wreckage of The Joinery in dramatic episodes of the ITV1 soap last week. As he struggle to adjust to being wheelchair-bound after sustaining horrific injuries in the disaster, it has been revealed that the dad of one will fall off the wagon once more.
Peter – played by Chris Gascoyne – will become frustrated when he drops all his groceries while out shopping, and as he wheels past an off-licence, the temptation to give in to his former vice proves too much.
However, as well as his drinking causing problems with his new wife Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) – who he married in hospital when it was believed he may not recover from his injuries – the couple will see boozy babe Carla (Alison King) cause a wedge between them.
The Underworld manager – who was saved from her own battles with alcohol by Peter – will grow increasingly close to the bookie as she realises he has secretly resumed his former drinking habits.
An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: “Peter refused to give up on Carla when she was in the gutter, now it’s her turn. But it’s not a selfless act because she’s desperate to sink her claws into him.
“The longer she’s by his side, the greater the chance she has of getting him to herself.”
However, with doctors warning Peter his sex life may never return to normal, both women may need to make sacrifices to be with the man of their dreams.