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Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has revealed that Shona Ramsay’s son, Clayton Hibbs, will make a return to the soap next year.
Clayton memorably murdered David Platt’s wife Kylie, back in 2016, and is currently in prison for the crime. David later fell for Shona, not realising her connection to the lad.
When the truth was revealed, the pair managed to stay together, but this new storyline looks set to challenge their relationship to the point that viewers will be left wondering if they still have a future together.
Says MacLeod: “We’ve got a story where Clayton will rear his ugly, criminal head, and throw a massive spanner in the works for David and Shona. He basically tries to embroil Shona in a plot to smuggle drugs into prison.
“Rather than just a story about Shona and her son, it throws into question David and Shona’s relationship. It’s the biggest challenge to their relationship since all the Josh stuff.
“We have explored some of this before, but not in such detail. The idea that David is in love with the mother of the boy who killed the love of his life is so huge that we thought it’s such a ripe area for us to explore, so we’re jumping in with both feet.
“It will be quite gritty, and it will kick off relatively early in the new year.”
Clayton, played be Callum Harrison, was last in the soap in the summer of August 2017, when he found out about Shona’s £6,000 win on a scratchcard, and tried and failed to get her to use the cash to hire a lawyer, to get him out of prison.
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