DARK secret in Coronation Street causes THIS shocking turn of events

Coronation Street
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One Coronation Street favourite is harbouring a deadly secret...

Coronation Street solicitor Adam Barlow is getting closer to unearthing Gary Windass's killer secret... and now Carla Connor is also involved in the drama.

Fans of Coronation Street will know that Gary has been harbouring the secret that he killed loan shark Rick Neelan in June last year, but somehow he has managed to keep his crime hidden.

Coronation Street spoilers: Gary Windass turns detective

Gary killed Rick last year, and now he is covering his tracks by paying Laura maintenance (Picture: ITV)

However, Gary's nemesis Adam knows he is hiding something, and had made it his mission to get to the bottom of what he had done.

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Adam is on the case 

So far Adam has succeed in befriending Rick's ex, Laura, giving her free legal advice under the guise of wanting to help her.

But really he likes having a direct link to Gary's shady dealings - and next week sees him find out more when Laura admits Rick sends her money via his minions.

Adam Barlow Coronation Street

Adam has been suspicious of Gary for months, and soon Carla is also involved (Picture: ITV)

Knowing that he means Gary, Adam is intrigued.

And the plot thickens when Gary then suddenly hikes up the rent at Underworld.

Adam immediately knows that Gary is involved in something dodgy and that's why he needs the money from the factory rent so badly.

But things are about to get even more complicated when Carl gets involved.

Carla's back where she belongs

After telling Nick Tilsley that she is bored of pulling pints at the Rovers, Carla is thrilled when he asks her to oversee the factory for him while he takes some time off to be with Leanne and Oliver.

Coronation Street spoilers: Carla Connor is back in charge!

Carla is back at Underworld and her first job is to sort out Gary (Picture: ITV)

Carla is only too happy to oblige and everyone at the factory is surprised to find their old boss is back in the hot seat.

But when Sarah admits to Carla that the rent has gone up, Carla tells her to leave Gary to her... but what does she have planned?

And with Carla and Adam now on to him, how much longer can Gary keep his killer secret hidden?

Coronation Street will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV. 

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 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.