Marc Baylis glad Coronation Street murder suspense is over
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 June 2014
'Coronation Street' actor Marc Baylis is relieved his character Rob Donovan has finally been named as Tina McIntrye's killer
Marc Baylis is relieved Rob Donovan has been outed as Tina McIntrye's killer.
The 'Coronation Street' actor has spent months keeping quiet about the ITV soap's biggest storyline of 2014, so couldn't wait for his dramatic scenes to finally air last week.
Rob shocked viewers by throwing Tina (Michelle Keegan) from the builders' yard balcony after she threatened to reveal his all his secrets and ruin his sister Carla's marriage to Peter Barlow, with whom she was having an affair, but Marc claims the drama is far from over.
He enthused: "It's a massive relief! I've known about this storyline since November, and the only person I told was my girlfriend. I didn't even tell any of my family because I didn't want to ruin it for anyone!
"This is not the end of the storyline - it's the beginning of a new chapter for Rob, and for the Street. There are a lot of ramifications to come, with plenty of twists and turns."
The 37-year-old star hinted Rob might let someone else take the blame when the police question Peter and Carla about Tina's murder.
Marc teased: "It's all about the aftermath and how Rob deals with it. Who gets framed for the deed itself? Would he let someone else take the blame? Well, it depends who that person is!
"But he would never let that happen to Carla. The only reason he went to see Tina was that he was trying to protect his sister."
The actor is worried about the British public's reaction to the showdown, but is focused on making the coming months as exciting as possible.
He added in an interview with InsideSoap magazine: "I know, I can't walk down the street anywhere in the UK now! I haven't had enough time to worry about anything though. Rob will have to move on at some point, but there's months of drama ahead before that."