Belfast Telegraph

Odds are it's all a Corrie dream

Bookmakers are hoping for a Bobby Ewing moment as they continue to take bets on whether Coronation Street stalwart Ashley Peacock is actually dead, despite millions of viewers seeing him apparently crushed in the rubble of The Joinery.

William Hill is still offering odds of 1 to 100 on the butcher, played by Steven Arnold, dying during the show's 50th anniversary.

Long-serving Ashley appeared to meet his end beneath a falling beam after heroically passing Peter Barlow, played by Chris Gascoyne, to rescuers during Wednesday's episode.

A spokesman for the firm said: "It is not impossible that this is Coronation Street's Bobby Ewing moment and that it will shortly be revealed the whole thing has been dreamed by Ken Barlow, who will wake up in a future edition to reveal it was all a dream.

"The only person losing out is us and should anybody wish to take up the wager they can invest their cool £100 for a £1 profit."

The firm is offering odds of 50 to 1 that Ken will wake up and realise the tram crash which rocked the street is actually just a dream.

The character of Bobby Ewing, played by Patrick Duffy in the hit American soap Dallas, passed into TV legend when he was killed off at the end of one series only to be written back into the show in a famous scene where his on-screen wife, played by Victoria Principal, woke up to find him in the shower and realised his death had all been a dream.

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