Craig Gazey says his character Graeme Proctor switches into ‘survival mode’ when he attacks David Platt in next week’s Coronation Street.

Graeme takes to him when he learns that David sexually assaulted his ex – and Graeme’s current – girlfriend, Tina. But the drama escalates when evil David runs over Graeme and leaves him in a critical condition.

Craig told whatsontv.co.uk at the Coronation Street 50th anniversary party: “It was really good to play, because it’s good to not play the dippy dopey Graeme. I actually played it for real [because] he really goes into survival mode… He really wants to protect his girl.”

Watch an interview with Graig Gazey explaining what happens when Graeme attacks David: