Coronation Street is set to bring back rapist Josh Tucker for a big new storyline that will see David Platt potentially achieve closure and justice – but not in the way that viewers expect. After David stood up to Josh, he left Weatherfield and fans were led to believe that this was the last that we would see of Ryan Claytons villainous character.
However, as David continues to try and rebuild the shattered pieces of his life after speaking out about his ordeal, there is another chapter to play out and Josh will be brought back – potentially against his will. Departing producer Kate Oates recently suggested to Metro.co.uk that Joshs comeuppance would take on the form of a community fighting back rather than David getting the verdict he would want in court as she feels that the show needs to represent the low conviction rate as a talking point.
With pictures recently showing David and Billy watching Josh from afar as he appears to line up a new victim, could David be set to take the law into his own hands to make Josh pay and to stop him from doing what he has done to him to anyone else?
A source told The Sun: Joshs return isnt going to be anything what fans would expect. When he left Weatherfield he planned to leave for good, but in Corrie things dont always go to plan and it wont necessarily be his choice to return.
David doesnt want Josh to get away with what hes done. He knows that Josh has attacked other men in the same way and he feels a responsibility to stop him from doing it again. The police couldnt prove anything but thats not going to stop David from trying to stop Josh himself.
But how far is David prepared to go?