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Popular Corrie character to be 'killed off in massive explosion'

Gary Windass is set to die in a tragic new storyline set to air later in the year

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Hanna Fillingham
Hanna FillinghamUS Managing Editor
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Coronation Street are set to lose popular character Gary Windass in dramatic upcoming scenes following a nine year reign in the ITV soap. According the The Sun, the popular character will be "killed off" in an almighty car explosion, leaving his family and friends devastated. Gary will die off screen after returning to Ukraine, a source told The Sun. The insider said: "Gary's family are devastated after they're told of his tragic death.Gary's mum Anna is told that he was killed driving a diplomat whose car was ambushed, blown up and there are "no survivors". Sarah is inconsolable when she's told of his passing and everyone is desperate for more information from the foreign office to find out exactly what's happened."

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Coronation Street favourite Gary Windass is set to be killed off

If true, Gary's death will have a huge impact on newcomer Nicola Rubenstein, who is pregnant with his baby after a one-night stand. Girlfriend Sarah will also be devastated. She is set to get engaged to Gary in upcoming scenes, as teased in a recent preview spoiler trailer.

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Gary's death will have a huge impact on girlfriend Sarah Platt

The ITV soap promises to keep viewers on the edges of their seats over the next few months, with a shock kidnap set to cause yet more distress to the Platt family. Shona Ramsay is threated by a man called Dane, who turns up to the Bistro demanding money from her. After she tells them to go away, Dane is then seen climbing into the car, with David's two young children Max and Lily inside.   

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Nicola is pregnant with Gary's baby after a one-night stand

Pat Phelan is set to cause more trouble too, and possibly even commit murder. A clip from the trailer shows Gary's mum Anna in a fight with the builder, which ends with her lying on the floor as Pat presents a gun. With actress Debbie Rush set to leave the show, viewers will be left wondering whether she makes it out alive, or will she be leaving as a result of the loss of her son? One thing's for sure, we can't wait to see it all unfold!