Corrie star Michelle Keegan on Tina McIntyre’s life and death battle!

As fans of Corrie will know, scheming Terry Duckworth (Nigel Pivaro) is about to con his son Tommy (Chris Fountain) out of the money his granddad left him in his will…

And if that wasn’t bad enough, Terry’s also going to leave Tina McIntyre facing a life and death battle to survive a coma after she gets into a violent altercation with the devious crook, who’s determined to torch the building in which he intended to set up a lap dancing club so that he can claim on the insurance.

Michelle Keegan, who of course plays Tina, explained that when her character finds out that Terry is in debt to loan shark Rick – who hounded her dad Joe for money when he unwisely borrowed from Rick’s dodgy firm – she goes all out to stop Terry from dragging Tommy down with him…

But her determination to intervene will see her in a coma, with poor Tommy praying she lives as he faces an anxious wait to see if Tina will come out of her deep sleep unharmed.

First, Michelle explained what happens when Tina sees Rick back on the cobbles.

She said, “The memories come flooding back to her about her dad and how her dad was in a really bad state when it came to Rick, and the fact that her dad would have done anything to get Rick off his back.”

And when Rick (Greg Wood) threatens Tina, she knows it’s not an idle one.

Michelle said, “She knows it’s not just a threat [and] he will go to any lengths to get someone back.”

Of Tommy’s reaction to Rick’s threats against Tina, Michelle said, “He feels really guilty and he promises that he’ll be there to look after and protect her.”

However, Tommy has to contend with the manipulative Terry too. Of that, Michelle said, “Terry talks Tommy into burning down the club to get the insurance money because they can’t get the money any other way.

“Tina knows by doing something like that Tommy could go to prison and she doesn’t want Tommy to take that risk…

“So Tina gives him an ultimatum: choose between her or his dad, and it works – he picks her.”

But Tina then finds herself facing a furious Terry alone…

Michelle said, “They have a bit of a scuffle because she says she’s going to call the police.

“Terry pushes her over and she whacks her head on the floor. She goes into a coma.

“At the hospital the doctors tells Tommy the next 24 hours will be crucial!”

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.