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Coronation Street fans convinced they’ve worked out who roof collapse culprit is - are they right?

Coronation Street fans were watching last night's episodes very closely, and are convinced they know who is to blame for the roof collapse...

Last night's Coronation Street was packed full of drama as the Underworld factory roof collapsed, taking an unsuspecting Sally Metcalfe with it.

But it wasn't only Sally who found herself caught up in the disaster... almost the entire factory workforce were in the building at the time the roof caved in, meaning any one of them could be left fighting for their lives.

It's no secret that someone is going to meet a grisly end this week after being trapped in the roof wreckage, but last night Coronation Street fans were more concerned about who caused the tragedy in the first place.

Coronation Street factory collapse suspects

Coronation Street factory collapse suspects - but who is guilty?

At the start of Monday night's first episode, a mysterious hooded figure could be seen on the roof of the factory, causing damage to the already dodgy structure - but who was it?

Coronation Street have lined up Robert Preston, Gary Windass, Seb Franklin and Peter Barlow as potential suspects, and eagle-eyed fans think they have worked out who it is.

After keeping a close watch on the mystery figure dressed head-to-toe in black, fans have taken to social media to share their theory that they think Gary is the one to blame...

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Gary definitely seemed to fit the theory seeing as he was caught getting up very early by Gail Platt.

It might have been his birthday, but surely that wasn't what got him out of bed so early like Gail suggested?

Could he have got up at the crack of dawn to tamper with the factory roof and luckily made it home in time before Gail caught him?

Sarah is shocked at the inflated price Gary quotes David

Could Gary be the one who tampered with the factory roof?

Being the builder who fixed the roof recently, Gary would also certainly know what parts of the roof needed to be damaged in order to make it cave in.

Could fans be right and they have already cracked soapland's latest 'whodunnit'? Or is Gary simply a red herring, covering up who is really to blame?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

Picture credits: Main image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock,

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.