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Robert Preston collapses after refusing to accept his cancer diagnosis

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor
Michelle is horrified when Robert suddenly doubles up in agony and falls to the floor

Robert Preston collapses as he pays the price for refusing to accept his health diagnosis

Still haunted by his father's death, which has left him with a phobia of hospitals, Robert has been refusing to take it easy since his cancer diagnosis, insisting he's well enough to carry on working at the bistro. But to Michelle's horror, her boyfriend collapses while working in the kitchen – and then admits the shocking extent of his gambling debts. Are the couple about to lose everything?

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

Michelle is horrified when Robert suddenly doubles up in agony and falls to the floor

Michelle is horrified when Robert suddenly doubles up in agony and falls to the floor

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

Michelle is horrified when Robert suddenly doubles up in agony and falls to the floor

Michelle is horrified when Robert suddenly doubles up in agony and falls to the floor

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

Earlier, Robert told his girlfriend he was well enough to work (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Earlier, Robert told his girlfriend he was well enough to work

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

With the bistro owner's gambling debts taking their toll, Zeedan notices the poor quality of a meat delivery (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

With the bistro owner's gambling debts taking their toll, Zeedan notices the poor quality of a meat delivery

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

Robert snaps at the chef, telling him the meat was half the price and to get on with cooking it! (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Robert snaps at the chef, telling him the meat was half the price and to get on with cooking it!

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

Later, it seems Robert's health and gambling problems have caught up with him…

Later, it seems Robert's health and gambling problems have caught up with him…

Robert Preston, Michelle Connor

Has his reckless gambling cost him everything? Follow the drama on Coronation Street from Monday 4 December (Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Has his reckless gambling cost him everything? Follow the drama on Coronation Street from Monday 4 December