Evelyn calls in the café with Cerberus where Roy apologises for missing her birthday party and tells her about Carla’s problems. When Cerberus later shows no interest in his tea, Evelyn is concerned.
Later, With Cerberus still sick, a concerned Tyrone insists they take him to the vets. When the vet suggests food poisoning, a guilty Roy reveals he dropped an eccles cake in the café and fears Cerberus may have eaten it. Both angry and worried, Evelyn tells Roy that if anything happens to Cerberus, she’ll never forgive him.
The vet breaks the news to Evelyn that Cerberus is suffering from kidney failure.
With Evelyn branding the cafe a death trap, Roy tells Nina he’s getting rid of his phone as had he not been distracted, he would never have dropped the cake and Cerberus may still be alive.
‘It’s really sad. I had to say goodbye to my real dog on Zoom so it wasn’t much of a stretch to imagine this. I really liked Cerberus, Boss is his name and he’s a lovely dog, seriously sweet natured and an incredibly beautiful hound’, says Maureen Lipman.
‘It was as if he had an inkling that he was being written out! He was a bit subdued for a couple of days. He was valiant and that made it even sadder’.
Coronation Street air these scenes from Monday March 20 on ITV1