BIGGEST SHOCK PROPOSAL!
Corrie: Okay. So we know it’s not that kind of proposal that Peter Barlow has for his ex-wife, Carla Connor. Instead of another marriage proposal, it’s a business proposal that he will invest in the factory so she can be the big chief of the knicker-stitchers again.
But it’s also a business proposal that will ultimately see Carla working closely with her ex-fella. And we reckon that will lead to a proposal of the other type...
STORY SO FAR
Last month, Peter Barlow got all flirty with his ex, Carla Connor, and she knocked him back. Carla was nice about it but quite clear that she thought them getting back together was a very bad idea.
Clearly, Peter disagreed as last week he was again pushing for a romantic reunion with a speechless Carla.
All Carla wanted to focus on was family matters. She had no idea that the surprise delivery of a video message from Aidan to Alya Nazir had made Alya think about the Connor clan, too – and rethink her claim to Underworld.
Alya is put in a position where she has to think about helping her own family and Aidan’s video, where he talked about how important family was to him and why he gave Carla one of his kidneys, helps her to do just that.
‘Alya’s brother-in-law, Imran Habeeb, has to sell his share in Speed Daal and Alya wants to help her gran, Yasmeen Nazir, raise the money to buy him out,’ reveals our Corrie insider.
Alya also wants to do right by Aidan’s memory. So, in a move that takes Carla by complete surprise, Alya hands her the video and she tells her she’s willing to sell Carla the factory for the value of Aidan’s original stake. That’s a deal Carla is delighted to do! The trouble is, that she hasn’t got the money, not all of it. That’s not what she tells Alya, though. Carla lets Alya believe the deal is as good as done and Alya believes her when she sees her breaking out the bubbly in the Rovers.
But Peter overhears Carla confiding in her dad, Johnny, and her sister-in-law, Michelle, that she needs money fast and he makes her a business proposal that desperate Carla can’t refuse.
So it’s out with the new and back in with the old as Carla takes over Underworld again. She thinks she’s in complete control... but she’s in for a massive shock!
Peter is 53 and living with his father. Not exactly a great catch, but he has plans… and they start with working at the factory. His money, he thinks, has bought him a place in Carla’s life. Will she keep it strictly business?
They’ve run the factory together before, in 2012, and it didn’t end well, remember? They were husband and wife then and Peter had an affair with Tina Mcintyre. Carla was pregnant, Tina thought she was pregnant, recovering alcoholic Peter couldn’t cope and he fell off the wagon. He lashed out and Carla lost their baby.
Is Carla really likely to feel she can trust Peter after all of that? He’s determined to persuade her she can…
Check it out! Read our interview with Carla actress Alison King on
Alya stuns Carla with her shock decision to sell Underworld back to her!