Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne has said there are trying times ahead for Peter and Carla on the soap.

Gascoyne plays Peter Barlow and his onscreen relationship with Carla Connor, played by Alison King, has provided a lot of drama on the cobbles.

Despite their recent troubles, Gascoyne seems hopeful that they might be able to get themselves back on track if they can tackle their issues with communication.

"There is no doubt that the love between these two people runs so deep, you can't go through everything they have gone through without being bonded forever in some way," he said.

"That doesn't mean though that they are not going to have problems along the way. Their personal issues and addictions and their codependency is always going to flare up at times of stress and strain and they will make mistakes. 

"Whether or not they can push through this and come out stronger remains to be seen." 

He added, "These are going to be very trying times; the fact that they both have so many demons can bond them but it can also break them."

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