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Mikey North teases plot details of Pat Phelan’s demise

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

Published: 13:57 GMT, 31 January 2018 | Updated: 14:01 GMT, 31 January 2018

Mikey North – who plays Gary Windass on ITV's Coronation Street – has teased how his character will be instrumental in taking down the soap's villain Pat Phelan.

Appearing on This Morning and chatting to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, the actor, 31, spoke about his on-scree mother, Anna, who was played by Debbie Rush.

Her character was wrongly sentenced to five years in prison – but Mikey thinks she could come back and help him bring about the demise of evil Pat [Connor McIntyre].

He explained: 'Obviously she's like a second mum to me because I spent a lot of time with her. I think I'm the last original Windass standing now … she's gone. I'd love her to come back and help bring Phelan down. I’m the last original Windass standing now!

'I'm not sure it's set in stone yet how Phelan's demise is going to happen but this the beginning of the end. I think we've got a few more months to run on it yet.'

He teased details of the parts of the plot that have been mapped out, saying: 'Gary and Nicola have concocted a plan to bring Phelan down. He has got a job on the mill to keep an eye on him. He knows he’s up to something.'

'It's the beginning of the end!' Mikey North teases drama-filled plot that will FINALLY see Pat Phelan get his comeuppance

'It's the beginning of the end!' Mikey North teases drama-filled plot that will FINALLY see Pat Phelan get his comeuppance

The end for Phelan? Fans of the soap thought that Mikey would also be written out of the show, when rumours began to circulate that he would be involved in accident and get killed offThe end for Phelan? Fans of the soap thought that Mikey would also be written out of the show, when rumours began to circulate that he would be involved in accident and get killed offThe end for Phelan? Fans of the soap thought that Mikey would also be written out of the show, when rumours began to circulate that he would be involved in accident and get killed offThe end for Phelan? Fans of the soap thought that Mikey would also be written out of the show, when rumours began to circulate that he would be involved in accident and get killed off

The end for Phelan? Fans of the soap thought that Mikey would also be written out of the show, when rumours began to circulate that he would be involved in accident and get killed off

The veteran soap has come under fire recently as complaints have been received regarding controversial storylines concerning the likes of grooming and acid attacks.

But Mikey sees the buzz as a positive, saying 'if viewers are switching off, then they are switching on too.'

Fans of the soap thought that Mikey would also be written out of the show, when rumours began to circulate that he would be involved in accident and get killed off.

Although he knew the truth, some producers from other channels approached him. He said: 'It was nice to see if things would come in for me or not. There were a few things so it wasn't too bad. Not everyone has that luxury to find out life after Corrie.'

'I'm not sure it's set in stone yet how Phelan's demise is going to happen but this the beginning of the end': Mikey, 31, teased details of the parts of the plot that have been mapped out'I'm not sure it's set in stone yet how Phelan's demise is going to happen but this the beginning of the end': Mikey, 31, teased details of the parts of the plot that have been mapped out'I'm not sure it's set in stone yet how Phelan's demise is going to happen but this the beginning of the end': Mikey, 31, teased details of the parts of the plot that have been mapped out'I'm not sure it's set in stone yet how Phelan's demise is going to happen but this the beginning of the end': Mikey, 31, teased details of the parts of the plot that have been mapped out

'I'm not sure it's set in stone yet how Phelan's demise is going to happen but this the beginning of the end': Mikey, 31, teased details of the parts of the plot that have been mapped out

Lols on set: Mikey also revealed how his co-star Simon Gregson played a practical joke on him while he was in the make-up chair recentlyLols on set: Mikey also revealed how his co-star Simon Gregson played a practical joke on him while he was in the make-up chair recently

Lols on set: Mikey also revealed how his co-star Simon Gregson played a practical joke on him while he was in the make-up chair recently

Mikey also revealed how his co-star Simon Gregson played a practical joke on him while he was in the make-up chair recently.

Mikey spent over an hour in make-up while fake bloody gashes and bruises were applied to his face for his alter ego's upcoming scuffle with his arch-enemy Pat; but the whole look was almost jeopardised when Simon came in with clippers.

'It's funny because Gary used to be the one giving out the beatings and now I seem to be the one getting them. I was in make up for about 45 minutes a day because obviously I've got to keep these sorts of injuries on for two or three blocks – which is maybe a month for us. So obviously you've got to get in early and have the injuries done.

It's really claustrophobic to have that stuff put over your face for an hour. You can't move or open your eyes. In fact while I was having it done, Simon who plays Steve McDonald, came in with some clippers and was vibrating them on parts that he shouldn't have been, trying to get me to move my face.'

All cut up: Mikey spent over an hour in make-up while fake bloody gashes and bruises were applied to his face for his alter ego's upcoming scuffle with his arch-enemy PatAll cut up: Mikey spent over an hour in make-up while fake bloody gashes and bruises were applied to his face for his alter ego's upcoming scuffle with his arch-enemy Pat

All cut up: Mikey spent over an hour in make-up while fake bloody gashes and bruises were applied to his face for his alter ego's upcoming scuffle with his arch-enemy Pat

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