Carla Connor to have jealous crash

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 July 2011
Alison King

Alison King who plays Carla Connor

Coronation Street's Carla Connor will drive her car into Peter Barlow's bookmarkers in a jealous rage

Coronation Street's Carla Connor is set to crash her car into Peter Barlow's bookmakers in a jealous rage.

The brunette beauty - who is played by Alison King - is jealous of Peter (Chris Gascoyne), who she has been in love with since he set about helping her deal with an alcohol problem, and is hopeful her collision will divert his attention away from wife Leanne.

A source said: "Carla's drinking is out of control again. It's a cry for help - and for love."

Former alcoholic Peter - who has been helping Carla with her drink problem - has repeatedly turned down her advances and is still not interested in a romance with the fiery businesswoman, opting to stick with Leanne (Jane Danson).

The crash looks a twist that will trigger a long-running "tough" time for Carla after 'Coronation Street' producer Phil Collinson recently revealed a plot to show her "all tied up with Peter Barlow" will be one of the biggest storylines in the Manchester-based soap "for many years".

He said: "I have to say, it's one of the biggest stories that we've told on 'Corrie' for many years. She's going to have a pretty rough time across the autumn."

Carla - who is set to share a kiss with Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel) in forthcoming scenes - is set to be left fighting for her life after being attacked by boyfriend Frank, who subjects her to a physical and sexual assault.

He is set to become jealous when he thinks Carla is cheating on him with Peter.

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