For many fans, there is no other person in Coronation Street for Peter Barlow than Carla Connor – but Chris Gascoyne has revealed that his character will get close to a surprising character as they work together on renovating his new boat next year.
After sparks fly between Carla and Peter in the snooker hall over the new year, they rake over their relationship and make some decisions about the future. And after then Carla gifts Peter with a boat to help him past his career crisis which saw him pinball from Underworld to the snooker hall, he really gets his teeth stuck in.
And he is going to have a helping hand.
Chris told Metro.co.uk: Carla gifts him a boat. Its one that would sail to the Caribbean. Its beautifully called “Lost Boy” he has to do it all up which he does to pristine condition with a certain person that we cant name. A very unlikely person whos in the show. Its not Simon.
Well, colour us intrigued! It remains to be seen whether its a friendship which forms or a potential new romance but Chris is sure that there is only one woman at the end of the day for Peter.
When asked if Carla is that soulmate, he replied: I think it looks like that. Theyre had an on off relationship for some 12 years now. I think thats what the audience wanted.
However, he also added: I still think he likes Leanne. I think its possible theres mileage there. But I dont think the Toyah will happen again after what happened with the baby but with Leanne its different.
I still think he cares for Toyah but I dont think it will. But then saying that you never know. They write it I just go along with it!
That really is keeping the options open! But Peters focus moving forward will be his boat project – which is tipped to end in deadly disaster if reports are to be believed.
He teased: His plan is that hes really happy doing the boat, but hes doing it up to leave. He thinks hes going to go. I dont think hes having a mid-life crisis. Hes always had a crisis, I dont think mid-life is any different. Youd think it would be a car, but its not, its a boat.
He sees is as a way to leave, but its a dream. Thats the sad thing, hes working on this boat with the idea of “Im going to do this up and Im going to leave all this behind”. Thats the great thing about it, why hes put so much work into it, its the tragedy of what happens.