Coronation Street’s Carla Connor is to battle a new demon in her life, according to reports.

The vampish Underworld boss, played by Alison King, will begin drinking heavily as she struggles to keep her life together, the Sun claims.

In recent weeks, Coronation Street fans have seen feisty Carla shoot her evil ex Tony Gordon (Gray O’Brien), save pal Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh) and claim back the knicker factory from Nick Tilsley (Ben Price).

But the red wine-loving entrepreneur will reportedly start knocking back whisky for breakfast as her habit spirals out of control.

On Monday the actress was spotted filming scenes which were said to show to Carla taking a trip to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

She apparently makes her excuses and backs out when she sees alcoholic Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) at the meeting.

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