Coronation Street chief Iain Macleod has hinted that Ray Crosby will murder Abi Franklin.
The property developer has history with Abi after they were in a brief relationship when he first got to the cobblestone street.
Things got toxic after she discovered he was a serial sexual predator.
Abi took revenge on him by blowing up his beloved sports car – and in return he blackmailed her new love, Kevin Webster, into selling him the garage so he wouldn’t go to the police.
He also tried to force Abi to sleep with him so she is understandably interested in stopping his plan to redevelop the cobblestones.
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However, as Abi gets more successful, Ray darkens to stop her.
Corrie boss Iain spoke to ED! and other press on the dark turn of events.
“Ray’s reign of terror, his sexual predator, and his terrible, ruthless desire to tear down the street are reaching a fever,” he said.
“In the 60th anniversary week, the residents won the battle, but maybe not the war. The war rages on and Ray is very much in the thick of it.
Ray Crosby of Coronation Street in a dark new story
“What we’re achieving is a story in which Ray becomes increasingly desperate to break free of what happened to Faye’s sexual assault.
“He’s also getting more desperate about getting this construction project over the line because we find he has quite a lot to do with it.”
If it goes wrong, Iain said, it could be “curtains for him.”
The Soap Chef continued, “That puts Ray in conflict with his old archenemy Abi. There are some fantastic things that Abi Ray does.
“And your life is in considerable danger.”
He added, “That in turn attracts Kevin and Debbie – as they land in Ray’s crosshairs too.
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“There is a really brilliant power struggle between Debbie and Ray that has twists and turns – with literal danger to life or death. It’s all very exciting.
“I love the fact that this story started with this guy who was on the fringe on the show. Ray now owned a hotel and was working with Michelle. But then we saw signs that he might be that Harvey Weinstein guy.
He went on to say that Ray’s story will “drain away for quite a long time” and “intensify” in the first part of 2021.
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