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Is he really dead? Eagle-eyed Corrie Live viewers pose the question after 'dead' character seen breathing beneath bed sheet

Published 24/09/2015 | 11:52

Callum, the world's least convincing drug dealer, attacks Sarah-Louise Platt in Corrie
Callum, the world's least convincing drug dealer, attacks Sarah-Louise Platt in Corrie
Coronation Street live - Callum attacks Sarah
The villain, played by Sean Ward, was the bookies' favourite to be killed off and within minutes his former girlfriend Kylie Platt had left him lying in a pool of blood after a blow to the head with a wrench.

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Corrie Live was a resounding success last night in terms of technical achievements and actors' remembering their lines, unlike poor Jo Joyner's 'How's Adam?' gaffe on EastEnders Live earlier this year.

However, some fans were left confused when they saw a 'dead' character breathing beneath a bed sheet.

Villain Callum Logan (Sean Ward) was dispensed with early on in the show at the hands of his former girlfriend and mother of his son Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) who walked in on him attacking her sister-in-law Sarah Louise (Tina O'Brien).

However, viewers questioned whether or not he was really dead when they spotted the actor breathing and took to Twitter to discuss their 'He's not really dead!' conspiracy theory.

Given it was a live show it's not really surprising that actor Sean struggled to hold his breath for minutes on end so this particular conspiracy is unlikely to bear any truth.

Also, there's the small fact that his body was buried beneath the street's cobbles where David (Jack P Shepherd) a spot which David convinced the girls was failsafe.

Sean Ward himself confirmed that Callum has really breathed his last in an interview in which he said he knew from his most recent contract that his character would be killed off.

“Even though I had known a while that I would be leaving, I decided not to audition for other parts whilst still here as I didn’t want to be seen,” Ward told the Manchester Evening News.

“I didn’t want to risk anybody knowing that I was leaving in case this led to people guessing Callum’s fate.”

Then again, this is soapland.  If Kathy Beale can make a comeback on EastEnders then Callum may well be resurrected from his cobble-lined grave at some point in the future.

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