Coronation Street star Chris Fountain has claimed that Tommy Duckworth will soon be "in really deep trouble" as he becomes involved in illegal activities.

Speaking to Soaplife Fountain explained that loan shark Rick Neelan puts pressure on Tommy to carry out more jobs in the coming weeks.

He said: "Tommy's horrified. He's never been around anything like this before and he's out of his depth. But he knows Rick means business and he has no choice.

"He doesn't tell [Tina] because he knows how much it would hurt her. It's a big deal, but he's blind to the consequences because he just wants to wipe the debt and get free of Rick.

"Tommy thinks it's just one job, but then he gets more and more jobs from Rick and he realises there's no release. It just keeps getting worse. Tommy ends up in really deep trouble."

Tommy starts working for Rick in episodes airing next week.