Coronation Street is to air a shocking brawl in The Rovers Return, it has been reported. The ITV soap will reportedly be host to a shocking fight in the iconic pub in an upcoming storyline after agressive builder Chris Gray (Will Thorpe) clashes with nasty business man Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel).
The physical brawl takes place at Jason Grimshaw's (Ryan Thomas') party after Chris who is dating Maria Connor (Samia Smith) begins to argue with Frank who tried to force himself onto Maria earlier in the year. However what starts off as a fight, soon escalates into a full-on brawl.
It is understood that residents including Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain), Becky Mc Donald (Katherine Kelly), Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) and Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies) get involved in the brawl causing massive amounts of destruction to the pub which has been at the heart of the soap since it first started in 1960.
As the shocking scene unfolds, a stripper who has been booked for the party hits Becky. Becky's husband and owner of the pub Steve Mc Donald (Simon Gregson) will then arrive back to examine the extent of the damage to his beloved business. It is expected that this will lead to his decision to employ Michelle Collins' character Stella who arrives with her husband Karl (John Michie) in June.
An insider told The Sun: ''The Rovers has been a scene for lots of punch-ups in the past. Usually there's always someone on hand to drag the fighters apart - until now. This will be the first time a brawl anything like on this scale has broken out.''
The scenes will air during summer, it is expected.