In Coronation Street, Lloyd and Steve’s friendship is about to go through a rocky patch according to Craig Charles who plays Lloyd.

Lloyd, who is returning to the cobbles on July 2, seeks revenge on Steve, played by Simon Gregson, as Steve offers him a job at Street Cars but not as partner in the business.

Craig Charles told the soap’s official website: “He thinks that Steve has invited him back to Streetcars as a partner, but basically he’s only offering Lloyd a job. So Lloyd decides to set up a rival cab firm called Fare Ladies… which is solely operated by lady cab drivers.”

However, Lloyd’s business soon suffers problems when Tracy gets involved. Craig revealed: “Tracy turns up asking for a job saying she hates Steve and that together they can grind him into the dirt, so he gives her a job working the switchboard.”

Sabotage is rife as “she sends cabs to the wrong addresses, phones up Steve and lets Streetcars nick punters and then to cap it off, she pours sugar into three of Lloyd’s cabs’ petrol tanks which means they are completely wrecked and it is going to cost thousands of pounds to repair them.”

Lloyd suspects Steve to be behind the sabotage and confronts him, but Craig insisted that it’s not the final straw for their friendship, saying: “It’s not the end really, no, it’s just the beginning really.”