When Eileen shares her concerns about Sean with Billy he promises that he’ll ask around and try and find out where he’s living. Carol tells Sean to be at the Red Rec at 3pm as there’s a food van for the homeless. When Billy calls at the Red Rec with supplies for the food van, he’s bemused to see Sean there but a quick-thinking Sean lies to Billy making out that he’s become a volunteer and he’s here to help serve the food. Billy’s not entirely convinced. When Carol arrives at the food van, Sean makes out she’s someone he used to work with at the bingo hall.

(Picture ITV) Sean admits to Billy he is homeless

Later, Carol is angry when Sean scares off a punter she is trying to sell herself to. Later though she collapses in the park having been attacked. Billy helps Sean take her to the hospital where he breaks down and admits he is homeless.

(Picture ITV) Billy helps out Sean

Sean tells Billy everything and says he felt he couldn’t ask for help as everyone had something going on. He’s angry when Billy gets Eileen to come to the hospital and insists he doesn’t want their charity. Carol gives him food for thought when she warns him not to turn out like her. Eileen and Billy feel bad that they let Sean down in his hour of need so they are delighted when he arrives back on the street and says he needs help. Billy says he can have his sofa.

Sean casually asks Carla if she’s hiring machinists, pretending to have a friend in need of a job. Carla invites Sean to pass on their CV. Carol’s discharged from the hospital. Billy reveals he’s found her a place at a clinic and Sean encourages her to take it. Carol agrees to meet them later.

Sean gets his job back at the factory but is saddened when he and Billy fail to find Carol after she is discharged from the hospital.

(Picture ITV) A delighted Sean is given his job back at the factory

Coronation Street air these episodes from the 20th August on ITV