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'Coronation Street' Andrew Lancel teases Frank future, show exit

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Coronation Street star Andrew Lancel has promised that there is "lots" more to come from his villainous character Frank Foster before he leaves the soap.

Frank has been at the centre of a rape storyline with Carla Connor (Alison King) in recent months - and fans will see the dark tale reach a conclusion later this year.

Next week's episodes see Frank step up his attempts to obtain evidence that Carla is having an affair with Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) - which could help his case in court. Frank's trial then plays out on screen from January 30.

Andrew Lancel as Frank Foster

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Carla Connor from Coronation Street

© ITV



Lancel told Loose Women today: "I've liked playing Frank. We've known the whole arc of the story from day one - I've known what he did, when he did it, when he goes and how he goes. I've known the journey.

"We've filmed two endings to the trial, and I think we might be filming different endings for another thing as well. The trial was amazing. It's been a joy. It's been hard work, a tough character to play - getting Frank under your skin."

Asked whether he has left the show, the actor replied: "Not yet. I'm there for a little bit. People are asking me all the time, 'Are you leaving?' It doesn't feel like I'm leaving, because I've always known the whole thing. I read the other day that it's coming to a conclusion, and I think that's a really good way of putting it."

"I've not had a day I've not enjoyed on Corrie - it's the nicest bunch," he continued. "To be a part of it has been a ball. There's still lots to happen on camera and off camera. I've been very lucky to go from The Bill into Corrie. So we'll see what's next."

Lancel also hinted that another character could get caught up in Frank's dangerous world in upcoming episodes.

"He's snogged Maria, he snogged and did more with Carla, he's snogging Sally - and there's more snogging to come with someone else," he said.

Coronation Street continues on Thursday at 8.30pm on ITV1.

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> Coronation Street films two outcomes to Frank Foster trial
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