Sally Dynevor was "shocked" when she learned her 'Coronation Street' alter-ego would fall into the clutches of evil Frank Foster.
The 48-year-old actress - who plays Sally Webster in the ITV1 soap - thinks viewers will become increasingly worried about her trusting character, as she refuses to believe the violent factory boss raped his former fiancee Carla Connor (Alison King) and instead, falls for his charms.
So I think we'll all be a bit shocked with this storyline, actually. I was certainly shocked by it, but I'm really, really loving it - it's great.
She said: "I think the viewers are going to be very worried about Sally. I thought and the viewers thought that I was getting back with Kevin!
"So I think we'll all be a bit shocked with this storyline, actually. I was certainly shocked by it, but I'm really, really loving it - it's great."
However, Sally doesn't think her estranged husband Kevin (Michael Le Vell) will take the news his wife is being romanced by the slimy factory owner lying down, and revealed a confrontation between the pair will result in the mechanic lamping Frank (Andrew Lancel) with a punch.
She added in an interview with ITV.com: "Kevin is going to be livid. I can't wait to see that first punch that Kevin gives Frank. He's not going to be happy about it, because he's been waiting in the wings now for quite a while.
"It's going to be a very explosive New Year for the Websters - yet again!"