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Coronation Street confirms Tina McIntyre murder suspects

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Coronation Street bosses have today (May 18) officially confirmed the four suspects in the upcoming Tina McIntyre murder storyline.

As widely predicted in recent months, the four potential killers have been named as Peter Barlow, Carla Barlow, Tracy Barlow and Rob Donovan.

Who kills Tina McIntyre?

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Who kills Tina McIntyre?


Coronation Street fans won't have long to wait to find out who the culprit is, as the episode airing on Tuesday, May 27 will see one of Tina's enemies push her from the balcony on the top of Owen Armstrong's building yard.

The storyline will not play out as a 'whodunit' mystery as the culprit is revealed in the episode itself.

After being left critically injured by the fall, Tina is rushed to hospital. She then clings onto life for a few days before finally passing away on Monday, June 2.

Viewers know that Peter has been having a long-running affair with Tina, but he ends up with a motive to kill the barmaid when she threatens to destroy his marriage.

Tina is attacked and left for dead but who tries to kill her - Carla, Peter, Rob or Tracy?

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Tina and Peter on the balcony


Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter, commented: "Peter is a weak man who has made many, many mistakes in his time. Is he capable of murder? Well, maybe if it was an accident!

"He really should make a clean break from Tina and the relationship in order to concentrate on rebuilding his relationship with Carla and prove to her that he will be a good father to their baby.

"But he gets to the stage where he lets Tina think they are going to run away together to Portsmouth, when he has no intention of doing that. Instead of just telling her, he lets her pack her bags and even order the taxi and tells her he will meet her. But then she finds out Carla is pregnant and she threatens to tell Carla everything.

"Peter fears he is going to lose Carla and the baby. He never really loved Tina - he said he did but he didn't. Carla is the love of his life and he is desperate to save his marriage - getting rid of Tina could be the only option."

Carla is in the suspect lineup as she is bound to confront Tina when the truth about her affair with Peter is revealed.

Tina is attacked and left for dead but who tries to kill her - Carla, Peter, Rob or Tracy?

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Tina and Carla on the balcony


Alison King, who plays Carla, explained: "Carla has stuck by Peter through thick and thin and Tina has been her friend throughout it all - or so she thought. When she discovers the truth about Peter and Tina it will destroy her.

"There is no way Carla would not confront Tina - it is the first thing she would do. When Carla is angry there is no stopping her - she will feel betrayed by both Tina and Peter. She knows Peter is a weak man, she won't forgive that, but the betrayal by Tina is different. She has confided in her and relied on her to help with Peter and Simon.

"Carla will want answers but when she confronts Tina, emotions will be running high and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!"

Meanwhile, Rob has previously enjoyed a flirtatious friendship with Tina, but he ends up with two reasons to want her gone in upcoming episodes.

Rob becomes cautious of Tina when she threatens to expose his dodgy dealings at the Barlow's Buys shop, which brings back worrying memories of his time in prison. He is also livid next week when he realises that Tina is having an affair with Peter.

Tina is attacked and left for dead but who tries to kill her - Carla, Peter, Rob or Tracy?

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Tina and Rob on the balcony


Marc Baylis, who plays Rob, revealed: "Ever since his brief fling with Tina, Rob has been very wary of her. He has managed to win Tracy back and their business is on the up, but he knows that Tina could bring it all crashing down.

"He has also had his suspicions about Tina and Peter and when he discovers the truth about their affair, he is determined to make sure Tina doesn't tell Carla. As much as Rob doesn't think Peter is good enough for his sister, now that he knows she is pregnant, he wants her to be happy.

"Rob is not someone who is afraid of confrontation and will be determined to try and persuade Tina to keep quiet about both the affair and what she knows about the business. If she refuses, then who knows what could happen?"

Finally, Tracy has never got along well with Tina, especially since her kiss with Rob. When Tina starts to keep a close eye on the goings-on at Barlow's Buys, it provides yet another reason for Tracy to hate her.

Tina is attacked and left for dead but who tries to kill her - Carla, Peter, Rob or Tracy?

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Tina and Tracy on the balcony


Kate Ford, who plays Tracy, said: "Tracy has committed murder before and got away with it and she certainly takes no prisoners when it comes to getting revenge on people who have wronged her.

"She has never really forgiven Tina for kissing Rob and trying to take him off her - and for her campaign to try and close down Barlow's Buys when they first opened.

"Now that she knows Tina has rumbled their dodgy dealings with Tony, it may be that she thinks enough is enough and slips away from her engagement party to confront her - but Tina is every bit as feisty and Tracy might have bitten off more than she can chew trying to keep her quiet."

Coronation Street chiefs are also planning to release exclusive scenes featuring Tina and the four murder suspects on the show's official website, before the real culprit is exposed on TV.

Michelle Keegan as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street

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Michelle Keegan as Tina


Tina will be seen having a final confrontation on the balcony with Peter, Carla, Rob and Tracy in the online scenes - but only one will air on screen for real in the murder episode. The internet tie-in will launch at 12pm tomorrow (May 19).

A Coronation Street statement teased: "Tina's death will have far-reaching consequences for many residents as the police start the hunt for the killer - but will they get the right person, or will the murderer walk free leaving an innocent suspect to take the rap?"

Coronation Street will switch to a 9pm timeslot for the dramatic episodes as ITV has created a special 'event' schedule from Monday, May 26 to coincide with the Britain's Got Talent live shows.

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