Unstable Coronation Street villain John Stape will leave the cobbles in a blaze of glory which sees him hold a number of other characters hostage including his wife Fiz (Jennie McAlpine), a report has claimed.
Last month, we reported that the twisted bad boy, played by Graham Hawley will depart our screens after comitting suicide unable to cope with the guilt of his actions and today, The Mirror reported on the dramatic conclusion to the long-running storyline revealing that John, who recently had a mental breakdown, will bow out in a dramatic fashion.
The report claims that the climax will see John holding Fiz, brother-in-law Chesney Battersby Brown, family friend Kirk Sutherland and former accomplice and victim Charlotte Hoyle's parents Alan and Dorothy hostage imprisoning them in the cellar of Alan and Dorothy's homes.
A source said to the newspaper: ''John's world starts to crash around him in spectacular fashion when all the terrible secrets he has been hiding start to piece together into one big jigsaw. It ends with all five people being locked in the cellar fearing for their lives as Stape mulls over how to get out of the biggest mess of his life. He finds himself in a situation where everyone knos what he has done.''
The whole mess is expected to come about after fresh building work has to be done on the Underworld factory leading to the discovery of the body of John's former friend Colin Fishwick who died after a confrontation with the former teacher. Later in December, John was left with another body on his hands after killing accomplice Charlotte Hoyle who blackmailed him, hiding her body in the rubble. Most recently, twisted Stape was involved in the death of Colin's mother Joy who died after he revealed all about Colin's death.
As can be expected, Coronation Street bosses have refused to confirm or deny the reports as they don't comment on future storylines but with hints strongly pointing towards a dramatic twist, John Stape will definitely be a name everyone in Weatherfield will remember for a long time to come.