Corrie's Karl Munro to sabotage Jason Grimshaw's van
Coronation Street's Karl Munro will commit arson when he sets fire to arch-rival Jason Grimshaw's van in a bid to get at him after the hunky builder started dating Karl's former partner Stella Price
Coronation Street's Karl Munro will commit arson when he sets fire to arch-rival Jason Grimshaw's van.
The ITV soap bad boy - who is played by John Michie - turns "vindictive and nasty" in a bid to get at the hunky builder (Ryan Thomas), who is dating Karl's former partner Stella Price (Michelle Collins), and he feels "proud" about his work when Stella refuses to believe he was to blame for the sabotage.
John said: "It's not just about getting revenge or getting his own back. Jason's a builder so without a van he won't be able to do a great deal. He wants Jason to fail as the boyfriend so it's vindictive and nasty, there's a definite plan.
"He certainly thinks he has done a good job. He's quite proud of his plan and how he took the van, where he blew it up and that nobody saw anything. He got a bit of a thrill out of that sort of devious behaviour."
While Stella appears to have moved on from Karl - who cheated on her with Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) - he is determined to win her back and blames Sunita for everything that has gone wrong between him and Stella.
John added to ITV.com: "Karl blames Sunita, full stop. He's one of these guys who thinks the world owes him a living. He thinks he's a good guy that's been tempted by a temptress.
"He despises her. He blames her entirely and vows to make her pay.
"His love is obsessive; he certainly sees it as love anyway. He can't see how weird it is."