The end of the line is near for Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Bartholomew) in Coronation Street as Yasmeen’s (Shelley King) trial verdict will air in the 60th anniversary episodes – and neither actor is ruling out a final exit for the villain.
Whether or not Yasmeen gets justice remains to be seen but both actor Ian and producer Ian MacLeod have confirmed a comeuppance for Geoff.
Shelley is erring on the side of coyness but says that if and when Ian does leave the role, she will miss him terribly.
The same can’t be said for Yasmeen!
She told The Inside Soap Yearbook 2020: ‘Whatever happens with Yasmeen and Geoff, Shelly and Barty will always be friends.
‘And our families will have a bond, because they’ve had to put up with us! Barty’s partner Loveday and my partner Trilby have had to deal with our moods and us locking ourselves away. But they’re both directors, so they understand. Thank God for that!’
But what does the future hold for Yasmeen in a post-Geoff world, given he has controlled her life for so long?
Shelley confirmed: ‘You don’t just get over something like this. It would be a disservice to the people who do suffer this kind of abuse to just forget it.
‘If Coronation Street wants to inform people, which it will continue to do, then we have to respect that.’