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Has Coronation Street just REVEALED the identity of the factory roof collapse villain?

The Coronation Street roof collapse is just weeks away, but has the soap just revealed who is responsible for the devastating drama?

Coronation Street fans have known for months that there is big drama heading for the cobbles this month as the factory roof collapses, leaving one Weatherfield resident dead.

But has the soap just revealed who the culprit is?

The soap's official website has let slip that none other than Robert Preston clashes with Carla Connor next week. So could he have a motive to sabotage her beloved business?

The website reveals: "Seeing Carla in the street, Robert is convinced that she is stirring things between him and Michelle.

Robert Preston in Coronation Street

Is Robert the one who causes the factory roof to collapse?

"He confronts her about it, but how will Carla react to Robert's warning to watch out?"

It has been reported that one of the locals will be responsible for the factory collapse... leading to fans trying to work out who could be the guilty party.

So far the fignger of suspicion has been pointed at Nick Tilsley after he has turned decidedly darker recently. He also has history with Carla and a stake in the factory.

Gary Windass has also been in the frame, and with his money struggles taking hold, could his desperation see him do something drastic?

Coronation Street star Mikey North as Gary Windass

Fans think Gary could be the new cobbles baddie

And Seb Franklin has also found himself in the firing line, with fans worried he could be the cobbles' next villain after the turbulent few months he's had.

Speaking of the huge stunt last year, Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod told the press: "It will at first appear to be an accident, but then it will be revealed to be a mystery and it'll have been some kind of criminal enterprise that causes it to fall down.

"Somebody will be dying in said collapse, I'm not going to tell you who that is or who pulls the factory roof down... it plays out over five months and becomes a whodunnit."

So could Robert be the one with blood on his hands when a familiar face dies in the factory collapse?

Watch this space!

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

Picture credits: Main image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock, all others: ITV Mark Bruce.