Viewers are set to be ‘furious’ with Imran Habeeb in upcoming scenes, according to the actor who plays him.
Charlie de Melo has teased fans about a big reveal of what really happened on the night of the trial verdict.
But it’s not the first time fans have been angry at him recently.
The lawyer worked tirelessly to prove Kelly Neelan’s innocence after she was charged with the murder of Seb Franklin.
Up against Corey Brent’s huge defence team – including ex-wife Sabeen – Imran was accused by fans of committing a series of ‘open goals’ leading to Kelly’s guilty verdict.
He then angered Corrie viewers further by disappearing off into the back of a taxi with Sabeen after the verdict, which saw killer Corey walk away a free man.
Girlfriend Toyah remained at home, waiting to speak to Kelly, only to be informed she had been taken to hospital after attempting to take her own life.
When he returned the next morning, he lied to Toyah about his whereabouts and even when confronted by Toayh last week, he still didn’t come clean.
But it sounds like fans will be in for a surprise.
“Oh they’ll be furious,” Charlie told Inside Soap when asked how viewers will react. “But if people are throwing their hands up and going, ‘What are you doing, you idiot?’, then that’s good because it means they’re engaged.
“The worse thing would be indifference.”
So, what is he hiding?
Last week, the ITV soap’s viewers spotted Sabeen attempts to blackmail Imran over their night together in order to get him to join her on her next job – getting drug lord Harvey Gaskell out of prison.
And after his foster daughter was sentenced to life with a minimum 15 years, Sabeen appeared again, only to be confronted by an angry Kevin.
As Imran stepped in, he ended up being smacked in the face by the mechanic, leaving Sabeen to fuss over him at the hospital.
A suspicious Toyah later confronted her partner of his relationship with Sabeen, only for him to lie about his whereabouts on the night of the trial verdict.
But as the episode came to an end, viewers saw Sabeen taking a call from Imran.