David Platt in shock beating storyline

According to The Sun this morning, Corrie’s David Platt is in for a right royal beating and will be “bludgeoned in a back alley and left bleeding and unconscious later this summer.”

But whodunit? Well, not unreasonably, Street insiders are keeping schtum about that but in Who Killed JR style, they’ve lined up several suspects.

Of course, David has a list of enemies as long as yer arm chuck but in the run up to the attack, we’ll see Jason threatening David saying, “Maybe I should teach you a lesson you’ll never forget” because he’s been harassing Tina. Also, Joe will be seen quietly seething in his van because Gail’s thrown him out after encouragement from David and Gary Windass’s uncle Len is out for revenge after David got Gary banged up.

Even Tina’s a suspect and she’ll be seen going into the Rovers immediately before the savage attack, though given she’s about five stone soaking wet, I can’t see it’d be her personally.

A Street insider told The Sun, “David’s assailant will be kept a closely-guarded secret.

“Apart from Joe and Jason, Len could very well be the violent attacker or Tina may just have had enough of David’s antics. Or could it be someone else?”

And the paper also put forward another possible suspect; Noel Gallagher. The Oasis band member apparently told the paper that he’d love a part on the show.

“Coronation Street is such an institution. I love it.

“I could just have a walk-on part. A little, tiny part. Preferably punching David Platt’s face in. And then go on to his mum.”

So who do you reckon might be the culprit? I’m going to put my money on Joe. David’s never had the best of luck when it comes to prospective step-dads has he?

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.