Alya Nazir (Sair Khan) is going to ensure that she is on the case of evil Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Bartholomew) until her gran Yasmeen (Shelley King) gets justice and is released from prison in Coronation Street.
As Alya vows to prove the truth about the abuse he was subjecting Yasmeen to, Alya visits her nan and promises her she will sort it – even if Yasmeen can’t yet see the true colours of her manipulative and controlling husband.
As Geoff is discharged from hospital, Tim (Joe Duttine) brings him home and he is furious to see that Alya has changed the locks of the house. Take that, Geoff!
Worried about what she might find, Geoff surreptitiously checks the feed of his hidden cameras but it might not just be Alya who will turn on him in coming weeks as Yasmeen fights for her life.
Show boss Iain MacLeod told Metro.co.uk: ‘It’s a slow road for her to see it was abuse. She will wrestle with what she has done and her friends and family try to lead her out of the darkness and show her that Geoff is not the victim, he is the perpetrator.
‘It sucks in loads of characters – Alya and Sally are very pivotal. She has never been Geoff’s biggest fan and she is among the first to have seen what goes on behind closed doors – this provides huge material for her and Tim. Tim has been gaslighted since birth so he and Sally are on separate sides and there are tensions that are created as they have polar opposite views.
‘It will continue to be brilliantly acted by the exceptional Shelley and Ian which hasn’t come as any surprise. A lot of the feedback we have had is to say how authentic this is and how resonate they have been. The story will continue to showcase their talents.’
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