Coronation Street's Tyrone Dobbs will require hospital treatment later this month as his fiancée Kirsty Soames steps up her violence even further.
Tyrone, played by Alan Halsall, suffers his worst beating yet at the hands of Kirsty as his domestic abuse nightmare intensifies in the build-up to Christmas.
Viewers will know that show favourite Tyrone is currently planning to leave Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) in the long-term. However, he is trapped in his dangerous relationship for the time being as he needs to marry Kirsty to secure parental responsibility of daughter Ruby after his unstable partner left him off the birth certificate.
Tyrone's loyal ally Fiz Stape will be there to support him when he heads to the hospital, as the pair's upcoming affair has already started at the time of the latest beating.
Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fiz, told Inside Soap: "Fiz is playing with fire. At this stage, she's under no illusion of what Kirsty is capable of, but she's not scared of her either. Fiz won't stay away from Tyrone now and she certainly won't back down."
The actress added: "Fiz sees her future with Tyrone - if only they can get rid of Kirsty! I'm so chuffed because I love working with Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone. He's so much fun to do scenes with and he's a great pal of mine as well."
Coronation Street continues tomorrow (December 2) at 7pm on ITV1. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad