Peter’s stunned to find Stephen in charge at the factory and accuses the staff of stabbing Carla in the back. Stephen’s about to sign the American contract when Rufus appears and tells him to tear it up as he wants sole rights to Nippersnapper and if he doesn’t play ball, he’ll tell everyone how he’s been drugging Carla. Picking up the hole punch, a furious Stephen approaches Rufus.

Later, Stephen lies to Sarah, making out that the Americans have pulled out of the contract. Peter visits Carla and drops the bombshell that the factory workers have voted to put Stephen in charge.

Having taken a call from Dee-Dee asking for a witness statement, Peter visits Paul and orders him to back off and stop using Carla’s mental health problems for his own financial gain. Paul assures him that’s not the case but Peter accuses him of faking his injuries.

Coronation Street air these scenes from Monday March 20 on ITV1