Coronation Street star Mikey North has predicted a return to Gary Windass’s criminal ways when he’s discharged from the Army.

Gary, who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, is booted out after he is arrested while on a night out with David Platt.

The loss of his job, plus the arrival of foster sister Faye into his family, will put a strain on the lad, said Mikey.

“Now he’s left without a job and has a little sister who will be taking over the house, I can see his struggles continuing for a while and I’m sure we’ve not seen the end of his criminal activity just yet.”

For his part, the actor is hoping to get stuck into some naughty antics on screen once more.

“I’d like him to stay off the rails for a bit and maybe go back to the bad boy ways he had when he first joined the show. I like seeing what trouble he can get into.

“I like playing the bad boy and doing things you wouldn’t necessarily be able to do in real life.”

ITV2 is to air a special programme, Gary’s Army Diaries, on Monday January 31, which follows Gary and pal Quinny’s time in Afghanistan. It follows the success of three five-minute specials on