Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street star Bill Fellows has revealed there will be a setback for his character Stu Carpenter and Yasmeen Metcalfe’s romance.
Viewers will be aware that Yasmeen was horrified to discover that Stu was serving years in prison for murder. He told her that he once confessed to killing a woman but denied being the culprit.
In upcoming episodes, Yasmeen will decide that Stu is not guilty of the crime after some investigation by Zeedan and Alya, with the assistance of Adam Barlow. But not everyone agrees with her decision.
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Fellows has opened up about the story and explained Stu’s surprise when Yasmeen is waiting for him at the prison gates after he is released.
“Stu doesn’t expect to see Yasmeen when he’s released from prison because he really didn’t think Yasmeen would believe him at all,” he said.
“When he leaves the prison, he feels desolate and full of self-pity. He feels like he has nowhere to go, and he feels like he finally got somewhere in life and now it’s over. When he sees Yasmeen in the car, he’s shocked. It’s amazing for him to think that she’s there for him.”
The actor went on to say that “Yasmeen is Stu’s hero” because she stands by him no matter the situation and even though she can’t be with him “romantically”, he “completely understands”.
“She really stands up to certain residents in the street and tells Stu he can move into No. 6. Stu thinks Yasmeen is such a great person because she’s always there for him in the end, which is lovely,” he continued.
Fellows also admits that Stu should have told Yasmeen about his imprisonment much earlier, but he feared she would not believe his innocence.
“He was afraid of losing Yasmeen,” he added. “I think Stu would have told Yasmeen about this past eventually because he wouldn’t have been able to live with the fear that someone, somewhere, would say something.
“I think Stu planned to tell Yasmeen in a few months and he was waiting for the right moment to be honest with her, but unfortunately he didn’t get to choose the moment, his ex-wife Lucy did. She told everyone before he had the chance. “
Coronation Street sent on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and streams on ITV Hub.
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