Corrie special: Alan Halsall reveals all about increasingly violent storylines

Coronation Street star Alan Halsall has revealed details of his increasingly violent storylines, which will see his soap character Tyrone Dobbs being savagely beaten up by his girlfriend Kirsty Soames.

Tyrone has been struggling to cope with Kirsty’s increasingly violent attacks, and this week she flies into a rage when she finds out that her boyfriend has given Tommy Duckworth a payment break from the money he owes him.

Annoyed that Tyrone didn’t discuss things with her first, she loses her temper and viciously attacks him, leaving him black and blue and covered from head to toe in bruises.

“Tyrone just gets on Kirsty’s nerves and he pushes her until she attacks him again,” explained Alan. “He goes back to work and is in a lot of pain, and he’s trying to spray some stuff on his bruises to take down the swelling when Tina catches him.

“She’s shocked at first and doesn’t know why he’s got the bruises, and she wants to know where they’ve come from and how it happened.”

After confiding in Tina, Tyrone makes her promise not to tell anyone, but it’s only a matter of time before Kirsty finds out that Tina knows, which is sure to cause even more trouble for Tyrone.

Alan said: “I think Tyrone’s all over the place and is confused why it’s happening. He thinks it’s a lot to do with the baby and Kirsty’s emotions being all over the place and things like that.

“It’s been great to be involved in such a big Corrie storyline as that’s what we do, we touch on real life issues. I hope there’ll be a lot more drama to come.

“All the case studies we’ve read have gone on for years and years of people being abused at home, and I hope we can do it justice and that people enjoy the storyline.”

Don’t miss Coronation Street on STV this week from 7.30pm on Monday and Friday and from 8.30pm on Thursday.

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