Coronation Street spoilers: Gary Windass gets an ugly surprise as brazen character returns

Gary Windass (played by Mikey North) is in the debt of loan shark Rick Neelan (Greg Wood) and will be forced to work for the villain to pay off what he owes.

At first he is tasked with trying to dupe people into taking out dodgy loans, but when he fails at doing that Rick strips him of his duties.

The Coronation Street builder is relieved when he no longer has to do the job, but is then told he must get into the debt collection business.

For his first assignment, he heads to a house with a woman named Sharon but is mortified when he recognises the client.

Vicky Jefferies (Kerri Quinn), who used to work with his girlfriend Sarah Platt at Underworld factory, is the debtor who owes Rick a hefty amount of money.

When Sharon tells Gary to start going through Vicky’s belonging and take anything of value he is absolutely horrified.

After ransacking through her stuff, Sharon starts beating on Vicky – will Gary step in and help her? Or, turn the other cheek?

Vicky first appeared in the ITV soap in September 2018, but rubbed people the wrong way as the mother of gang leader Tyler Jefferies (Will Barnett).

Thanks to Carla Connor (Alison King) she bagged herself a job at Underworld, however, then-business partner Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) was less than pleased as his son Simon was being bullied by Tyler.

Eventually, Peter found Vicky another job at a knicker factory, but she returned when it was revealed Tyler had got underage Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) pregnant.

Vicky later came to blows with Amy’s mother Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) after she almost landed her son on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

However, Tracy is probably the least of Vicky’s problems now as Rick is known for his bullying behaviour and troublesome ways.

Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod previously teased the development of the character and revealed his hopes of using him to carve out thrilling new storylines.

“We’re trying to design a new, properly Corrie through and through villain,” he told the press including Express.co.uk.

“The factory collapse will be the start of that process.”

He continued: “We’re designing a character in that latter type who can stay long term as an antagonistic just messing up lives.

“By going with this character on this journey – their intentions are good and they rapidly snowball.

“It will be a very slow burn.”

“By the end of 2019, there will be an unmistakably new and complicated villainous character on the cobbles,” he added before clarifying: “It’s someone we already know

Coronation Street returns tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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