Coronation Street star David Neilson says Roy is still hoping Hayley can recover from pancreatic cancer.

Actor David Neilson, who plays Roy, tells TV Times that Roy is keeping his hopes up that his wife will survive.

“It’s in the back of Roy’s mind that Hayley will die, but cancer isn’t always a death sentence any more,” says David. “There is always that hope for a miracle and that hope remains until the end.”

But next week Coronation Street viewers will see Roy being told that all the hospital can offer Hayley is palliative care when her operation doesn’t work.

Roy is determined to support Hayley as best he can, while she intends to squeeze every last drop of pleasure from whatever time she has left.

“Roy has always been a bit of a control freak, but his devotion to Hayley means that he will make every effort to do what she wants.”