Ken Barlow is set to be attacked and left for dead by his own grandson in a shocking new Coronation Street plot.
The Weatherfield stalwart has only recently got to know James, who's the offspring of Leonard, a son Ken fathered in the 1960s. According to The Sun, James will forge Ken's signature and take out a huge loan against the home he shares with his granddad, Deirdre, Tracy and Amy.
When Ken finds out he's devastated, but while trying to call the police, James attacks him, then flees in panic, believing he may have killed him.
The scenes involving the attack will have had a slightly surreal flavour for actors William Roache and James Roache, who are father and son in real life.
A source told the newspaper: "It'll be weird for James watching himself punching his dad, but they're gripping scenes." I'm going to sound really boring here folks but, oh, how I long for the good old days of Bernard Youens & Jean Alexander aka Stan & Hilda Ogden!