Coronation Street viewers said they would boycott the soap if dog Eccles was killed off.
The animal was left seriously ill after being poisoned during Wednesday night’s instalment of the ITV soap .
Viewers were gripped as Toyah Battersby, played by Georgia Taylor, found him lying on the ground in agony.
With his life hanging in the balance, Corrie fans started posted messages on Twitter urging soap bosses not to let him die.
One tweeted: "OMG NOPE CANT HANDLE THIS HELP ECCLES NOW DONT LET HIM DIE #CORRIE."
Another commented: "Why little Eccles, couldn’t he have just poisoned Simon @CoroStreetBlog #corrie."
A third upset viewer wrote: "I SWEAR IF THEY KILL ECCLES OFF I WILL NEVER FORGIVE THEM #corrie."
Many praised the dog’s acting skills, saying he deserved some accolades for his powerful performance.
One fan tweeted: "Somebody give that dog an NTA! #Corrie."
While another commented: "Great acting from Eccles. Best of the street #Corrie."=
"Omg that dog can act!!!" said one person on Twitter.
"Eccles for a British Soap Award," tweeted another.
One teased: "Eccles is a better actor than some off the Corrie cast!"
Luckily, as the soap came to a close, it appeared the dog was going to pull through.
- Coronation Street continues on ITV
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