Saturday 21 October 2017

Corrie killer Rob Donovan 'frontrunner in Ken whodunnit'

Undated handout photo issued by ITV of Coronation Street killer Rob Donovan played by Marc Baylis, as he looks down on the body of Coronation Street barmaid Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan, in a scene from the ITV1 soap following a violent confrontation on a balcony which led to her characters death after he confronted her over her affair with alcoholic bookie Peter Barlow - ending months of speculation about the identity of her killer.
Undated handout photo issued by ITV of Coronation Street killer Rob Donovan played by Marc Baylis, as he looks down on the body of Coronation Street barmaid Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan, in a scene from the ITV1 soap following a violent confrontation on a balcony which led to her characters death after he confronted her over her affair with alcoholic bookie Peter Barlow - ending months of speculation about the identity of her killer.

By Julia Hunt

Corrie fans think Rob might have attacked Ken Barlow.

Viewers are placing their bets on Coronation Street killer Rob Donovan being the one who pushed Ken Barlow down the stairs, after the character made a dramatic return to the cobbles.

Rob, played by Marc Baylis, was last seen on the ITV soap more than a year ago as he served time behind bars for the murder of Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan).

But in Wednesday night’s instalment it emerges that Rob is out of jail and on the run, being harboured in the disused gym by his ex Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford).

Viewers were stunned to see the character return to Weatherfield in the final scene of the episode.

Many fans are now speculating that Rob will be unmasked as the person who shoved Ken (Bill Roache) down the stairs.

The length of Rob’s latest stint in the soap is under wraps, although Marc has said he is not back for good.

The actor has said he quickly fell back into the role and that it is “awesome” to play Rob again.

“The first scene back on set you do feel the pressure again, there is a bit of trepidation,” he said.

“Within two seconds, bang, you are straight back into it. It’s like you never left.”

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