Chris Gascoyne keen for Corrie death plot

Chris Gascoyne keen for Corrie death plot

Chris Gascoyne says it would be "brilliant" if his ‘Coronation Street’ character drank himself to death.
The 50-year-old actor insist the only way his recovering alcoholic character Peter Barlow could leave Weatherfield would be in a coffin, and while he admits it wouldn’t be a nice plot, he "would like" to play out the storyline.
He said: "If they said to me that they were going to write Peter out or I told them that I was finished for good, he would have to drink himself to death.
"I don’t think it would be a very nice storyline, but it would be brilliant. Something tragic would happen and he falls off the wagon again and drinks himself into oblivion. I would like to do that."
Despite talk of a potential cobbles departure for Peter, Chris insists he is not in any hurry to leave the soap for the time being.
He added: "I’m not wanting to leave at all. I’m loving it at the moment – I’ve had a brilliant two-and-a-half years back.
"I’m not saying I’m chucking it in. This could be in five or 10 years. That’s how I’d like the story to play out."
Peter is set to dice with death when he and son Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) are caught up in a terrifying boat blaze, which will see their lives "hang in the balance".
A source recently said: "There’s a massive fire on a boat on the canal and Simon is inside.
"Peter and Simon’s lives hang in the balance. It’s going to be a huge stunt. They’re planning massive pyrotechnics and special FX."