Millions of fans have been given a sneak peek into how Coronation Street“s Tina McIntyre, played by Michelle Keegan, plunges to her near death in the ITV soap.
The new stills show Tina falling from the balcony of a builder”s yard and lying crippled on the famous cobbles of Manchester.
She is also pictured bruised and battered in hospital fighting for her life.
Michelle Keegan”s character will be killed off on Tuesday night”s episode
Ahead of the episode, which airs on Tuesday 27 May, the network revealed that there were four potential killers in the dramatic murder — her lover Peter Barlow, his wronged wife Carla Barlow, her brother Rob Donovan and his fiancée Tracy Barlow.
Viewers will see Tina being given some home truths and have showdowns with each of the suspects.
The plot thickens on Wednesday night”s episode. Fans will witness a “shocking twist” the day after Tina”s death, as police begin their search to find the killer. In the coming months, viewers will see the murderer desperately trying to cover their tracks and evade justice.
Michelle Keegan: “My heart stopped when I first found out Tina would be killed off”
Michelle, 26, has been counting down to her exit from the show by posting preview clips of the episode on Twitter. “Who does it” she wrote, asking followers to guess who her character”s killer is alongside the hashtag “#whokillstina”.
The soap actress admitted that she was surprised when producers told her Tina would be written out of the soap for good.
“I was shocked,” said Michelle. “Initially we thought that the door would be left open for her, which I think is every actor”s ideal scenario. A few months later, the producers came up with this amazing exit storyline for Tina — that she was going to be killed. My heart stopped when I first found out.
“I do completely understand why she”s being killed though — it”s an amazing storyline and it will affect so many characters on the Street for the next year.”
Fans will see four potential suspects murder Tina McIntyre
Michelle”s departure from Coronation Street comes just a few days after the star was crowned Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards 2014, for the sixth year in a row.
The Stockport-born beauty attended the Saturday night ceremony with her fiancé Mark Wright, who she got engaged to in September of last year.