Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) is keen to spend his last day with his true love, Carla Connor (Alison King), as he prepares to leave Coronation Street.
Since murdering Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce), Peter has experienced mental health issues.
Peter has experienced the need to use alcohol as a means of numbing his feelings after the police decided not to press charges against him.
Chris, who has been Peter for 23 years, was seen recording the aforementioned sequences in October. Based on what’s been seen so far, viewers should prepare for an intense emotional rollercoaster.
The main subject of the Boxing Day program will be Carla and Peter’s time spent together in Weatherfield. The couple realizes they are better off apart as they reflect on their past experiences and enjoy their last dinner together.
In Tuesday’s episode, a wounded Carla finds it difficult to cope with Peter’s impending departure, which results in a passionate hug.
In the episode, Peter bids a tearful farewell to Ken Barlow (played by William Roache), vows to stay in contact, and then leaves Coronation Street.
The focus then shifts to Carla, who is briefly left alone until her friends and relatives start to worry about how she will manage without Peter.
Actor Chris told that Peter Barlow “is extremely important to his heart” when he revealed his resignation from the serial opera, and a Coronation Street representative acknowledged that the door is “left open.”
Chris hasn’t given a specific comeback date, but it’s thought to be a long sabbatical.
The actor has starred in several major stories over the years, such as ones about his ongoing alcoholism, his difficulties raising Simon Barlow, his intermittent quarrel with father Ken, and his stormy but intense relationship with his partner.
Carla finds it difficult to accept Peter’s choice. (Image: ITV)