Coronation Street death rumbled for Roy Cropper as fans worried

Roy Cropper [DAVID NEILSON] on Coronation Street
-Credit: (Image: ITV)


Coronation Street fans are bracing themselves for the worst as they're utterly convinced Roy Cropper's days are numbered. Roy has been behind bars for a while now, ever since Lauren Bolton vanished and he was blamed for her disappearance.

And while viewers know that Roy is innocent, DS Swain remains convinced he has killed Lauren. Things have now taken an even darker turn for Roy and he could find himself the target of a brutal murder plot.

Fellow prisoner Griff, who is a friend of Lauren's dad, is among those who believe Roy has killed the youngster, and is now planning an act of revenge.

Lauren [CAIT FITTON] in Coronation Street
Roy has been jailed after being blamed for Lauren's disappearance -Credit:ITV

Griff's been scheming to corner Roy, finally getting Roy's cellmate to trick him into a library trip so he could slip into Roy's cell unseen. Now that Griff's got his claws in, Roy's in deep trouble, but the question is, can he survive this ordeal, or is it curtains for Weatherfield icon?

Actor David Neilson, who has played Roy since 1995, has confessed that he feels the weight of this storyline heavily. He said: " It's a compliment but at the same time a responsibility.

"I do like when Roy is doing bits and pieces in scenes with other people and I get to spend time with my family and see my grandchildren but you never know when things are suddenly going to get busier and I'm prepared for that. When you get a part in a play you know the whole part."

He continued: "Here you don't know what is going to happen to your character. I don't know the whole story, I like to see how things pan out when I get the scripts. What I do like about it is the way it has gone back 29 years to 1995 when Roy first arrived.

Griff [MICHAEL CONDRON] and Roy [DAVID NEILSON]
Roy's prison stint has taken a dark turn as he's targeted by Griff -Credit:ITV

"It is reminiscent of that early Roy Cropper when people were suspicious of his behaviour and thought he was creepy. And all this history will be used against him, things that have happened in the past like abducting their foster child. All that makes this storyline interesting."

Speaking further about his character, he shared: "I respect the character a lot, I think he's made a difference and I put a lot into it. He came in as 'Creepy Cropper' I remember when I first came into the show and I was in York somewhere and there was a couple chatting and one said to the other 'There's that weirdo from Coronation Street' and I thought wow."

"Then of course over time he sort of evolved and people seem to like him and I love him. I think what people love is his struggle with life and this is part of his struggle. He's sort of on the ropes with this one. But he hasn't got any choice, it has happened to him again. He continues to do what he thinks is the right thing, he can't do any other. Now that's the problem.

"If he could, I think he would. That's what everyone around him is telling him to do, to behave like others, be more what other people would consider 'normal' but he's not like that. He can't be like that. Otherwise he wouldn't be in this situation and it is only going to get worse."