Coronation Street star Ian Bartholomew on Geoff's exit: 'It won't end well'

Coronation Street spoilers: The police arrest Geoff Metcalfe?

The walls are closing in on evil Geoff...

Coronation Street star Ian Bartholomew has spoken out about his eventual exit from the soap as the net closes in on abusive Geoff Metcalfe.

Fans of the soap will know that Geoff has been abusing and tormenting wife Yasmeen Metcalfe (Shelley King) since the start of their relationship.

Coronation Street spoilers: Geoff Metcalfe hits Yasmeen where it hurts

Geoff's coercive abuse left Yasmeen broken (Picture: ITV)

After years of torment, Yasmeen lashed out at Geoff in self defence and she is now awaiting trial for his attempted murder in prison.

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At first Geoff did a brilliant job at painting himself as the victim, however, the scales are starting to fall from everyone's eyes.

Coronation Street spoilers: Geoff Metcalfe drops a bombshell!

Geoff has been playing the victim for months (Picture: ITV)

Even Geoff's son, Tim, has realised his dad's true colours... and as Ian points out, without Tim on his team, Geoff has little left.

Time is running out for Geoff

Speaking to Inside Soap about his inevitable comeuppance and eventual exit from the soap, Ian admitted things don't look good for his character.

"Now that Tim is in the picture, I think we have to view this as the beginning of the end for Geoff," admitted Ian, who has played the cobbles villain since March 2018.

Coronation Street spoilers: Sally Metcalfe begs Tim to see Geoff for what he really is!

Tim has finally seen Geoff for who he really is (Picture: ITV)

"The more out of control he feels, the less in control he behaves - and I don't think it will end well, whatever happens.

"We love to hate a baddie, and see someone like Geoff get his comeuppance, so I suspect that he will.

"Let's be honest - Geoff is going to get it!"

Coronation Street spoilers: Daniel Osbourne makes an enemy of Geoff!

This week will see Geoff take on Daniel as an enemy (Picture: ITV)

Geoff's currently clashing with Yasmeen's granddaughter, Alya, but he will soon get himself another enemy.

This week sees Daniel find himself on the wrong side of Geoff when he steals some cash from him.

Daniel secretly gives the money to Nicky, hoping it will help her find a new career - but has he just landed himself in a whole world of trouble?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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 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.