Corrie is about to be rocked by one of its darkest storylines yet, and the first pictures of the culprit have emerged.
David Platt will become the victim of the soap’s first ever male rape storyline. Newcomer Josh (played by Ryan Clayton) is set to take on a job as a mechanic at Tyrone and Kevin's garage Webster’s Autocentre.
Quickly befriending Tyrone, the handsome mechanic and personal trainer will also gain popularity in the street after he suggests organising a charity boxing match as a tribute to murdered Luke Britton.
However, the ‘good guy’ persona he initially projects will soon be shattered when, on a night out, he drugs and rapes David Platt.
The exact storyline hasn’t been revealed but a source has revealed to the The Mirror:
"There won’t be any sexually explicit scenes, what has happened to David will be implied by his reaction and behaviour when he wakes up the next day and starts to remember some of what happened.
“With Josh still on the street, David struggles to deal with the shame of what has happened to him. This is a big storyline for Jack and everyone is determined to get it right.”
Coronation Street continues on ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30pm.