Ryan tells Ali that he should take threats from Gary seriously. Ali goes to the empty furniture shop and finds Gary’s ledger. Ali calls at the salon flat but is taken aback to find Gary there alone. Fronting it out, Ali pulls out the ledger and tells Gary that he’s sure Maria will be interested to see that he’s been operating as a loan shark.

Who will have the upper hand now Ali has the ledger?

Robert assures Vicky he will tell Michelle about the baby soon. Back on the street he is horrified to see Tyler who tells him that he and Amy have become mates. Robert puts in a call to Steve. Meanwhile Michelle has had enough of Ray giving her menial tasks to do and tells him to stick his job.

David, Shona, Max and Lily arrive home to find their bags packed. Gail reveals she’s booked them a luxury spa break as a honeymoon treat. Shona hugs her, thrilled.

Carla is worried about Roy’s online Scrabble addiction and tries to persuade him to play at the pub instead. Geoff ensures that Yasmeen sees him looking at a dating site, saying it is research for his radio show.

Carla is confused when Amy tells her that Robert grassed her up to Steve about her friendship with Tyler, Michelle is baffled as to why Robert would get involved. Meanwhile Ray tells Alya that his partnership hasn’t worked out with Michelle and would she like to take over.

Geoff continues to sap Yasmeen’s confidence, convincing her that she has a shocking memory and clearly doesn’t listen to a word he says. Geoff lies to Yasmeen making out that he was planning to take her on a romantic break to Vegas but it’s clear she doesn’t trust him so he’s not going to bother. Yasmeen feels terrible.

ELSEWHERE Roy, Brian, Mary and Evelyn embark on a game of Scrabble. However when Roy discovers it was Carla’s idea as a means to distract him from his online Scrabble addiction, he takes offence and stomps out.

CAST

Alison King as Carla Connor
David Neilson as Roy Cropper
Brooke Malonie as Lily Platt
Harry McDermott as Max Turner
Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
Charlie Wrenshall as Liam Connor
Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
James Burrows as Ali Neeson
Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
Mikey North as Gary Windass
Kerri Quinn as Vicky Jefferies
Shelley King as Yasmeen Nazir
Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
Tristan Gemmill as Robert Preston
Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
Kym Marsh as Michelle Connor
Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
Will Barnett as Tyler Jefferies
Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
Patti Clare as Mary Cole
Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
Sair Khan as Alya Nazir

This hour-long Coronation Street episode airs at 7.30 on ITV.