Coronation Street is pulling out all the stops to outdo its 2010 tram crash with a new disaster that will leave one character dead.

The Mirror reports that the storyline will involve the sinkhole in the Platts' back garden.

Speaking at the National Television Awards in London this week, Corrie boss Iain Macleod described the storyline as "cinematic".

"We've tried to look at the last 12 months and the limited way in which all soaps have been forced to tell their stories, and try to subvert that and go 'we're back'," he explained.

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"It's going to be really huge - there's loads of emotion, there's loads of big spectacle - it's going to be cinematic.

"It's a statement of intent that we wanted, as a show, to put out there - to make something we couldn't possibly have made in the past 18 months because the pandemic wouldn't allow it.

"But we're back now, our team is the best in the business and we can do it and we're going to do it and it's going to be incredibly impressive.

"When you do a story of a certain scale and at a certain level of spectacle the viewers expect there to be significant aftermath to it and significant outcomes."

Macleod then confirmed that the storyline "will result in a death".

Coronation Street airs on Virgin Media One and ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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