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SHOCK EXIT in Coronation Street as Gary Windass' KILLER secret is revealed?

Coronation Street
(Image credit: ITV)

The net is closing in on killer Gary Windass...

There is big drama on the cards as time starts to run out for Coronation Street killer Gary Windass next week.

Could this be the beginning of the end for the character?

Coronation Street fans know that Gary has been harbouring the dark secret that he killed loan shark Rick Neelan last year.

However, so far he has managed to keep his killing ways a secret.

Gary Windass and Rick fight to the death in Coronation Street

Gary killed Rick last June as they fought in the woods (Picture: ITV)

But, viewers have seen the net closing in as Adam Barlow gets closer to the truth about Gary bumping off Rick.

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Next week will see Adam work out the truth and confront Gary about his findings.

Gary might be rattled when Adam asks him outright if he is a killer, but he manages to cover his shock and is dismissive.

Brian gets closer to the truth 

However, when Brian later tells him that Roman coins have been found in beacon Wood, where Rick's body is buried, Gary starts to panic.

Adam and Gary Coronation Street

Adam confronts Gary about killing Rick next week (Picture: ITV)

Knowing that if anyone goes digging around in the woods then Rick's body would be found, Gary tries to deter Brian from going to the woods with his metal detector.

However, while Gary might have managed to put Brian off, he is later spotted by Brian putting a shovel in the boot of his car.

Brian is miffed the Gary is seemingly trying to unearth the coins for himself and decides to follow Gary into the woods.

Brian and Gary Coronation Street

Gary panics when Brian talks about going digging for Roman coins in Beacon Woods next week (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

But what Brian doesn't realise it that it's not coins Gary's got on his mind... it's moving Rick's body so that no one finds it.

As Brian and Bernie head to Beacon Woods, they have no idea that they're following a killer.

Will Gary see them, and how far will he go to keep them quiet if they unearth his deadly secret?

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
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 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.