Coronation Street spoilers: Robert Preston is after Ray!

Robert Preston tells Michelle that he intends to teach Ray a lesson

Coronation Street’s Robert Preston lies to Michelle saying he’s spending the morning doing the accounts in Monday’s first episode (7.30m, see our TV Guide for full listings).

But, having found out from Liz that she had Robert in her cab earlier, Michelle heads off in hot pursuit to the Chariot Hotel bar where Robert admits that he intended to teach Ray a lesson. Michelle talks him out of it and persuades him to come home for a last minute holiday to Mallorca. Robert wonders how he’s going to break the news to Vicky…

Ryan becomes suspicious as he finds Ali asleep at a table in the cafe. When Liam complains of a sore tummy, Maria’s delighted when Ali offers to babysit and she heads off to work on cloud nine when he says that he has fallen in love with her.

But when Claudia and Emma hear the smoke alarm going off, Gary, Emma, Maria and Ryan burst into Maria’s flat to find Ali asleep on sofa and a charred pizza in the oven. Maria grabs Liam and orders Ali to leave. Later, Ryan discovers some pills in Ali’s coat pocket and orders him to sort his life out.

Ali's nap almost causes a fire

Ryan realises how bad Ali’s addiction is when his quick nap almost ends in disaster

Dev takes Asha to see Dr Gaddas who assesses her sore arms and suggests counselling is the way forward.

Dev takes Asha to see Dr Gaddas

Dr Gaddas assesses Asha’s injuries

Ken tells Daniel and Sinead that he’s changed his mind and won’t be going to Italy after all as he can’t leave them at such a difficult time. Before Aunty Vi’s funeral, Debbie hands out cheques to Kevin and Sophie.