Andrew Lancel always knew his 'Coronation Street' character would end up dead.
Evil businessman Frank Foster will be murdered in tonight's (05.03.12) episode of the ITV1 soap leading to a whodunit plot and although Andrew wasn't aware of the all the details when he first took the role, he knew his character would not have a happy ending.
He explained on ITV1's 'This Morning': "I've always known what this guy was going to do and who he was going to do it to so that's been really helpful because it's always been bookended and final. But now it's over and this mega storyline will take over.
"I didn't know the exact details but if you play a character that goes out with Carla Connor you're going to die, that's the way things seem to go so the clue was there from the beginning. When you close one storyline another one opens but the last time you see him alive there will be no doubt as to what kind of a man he is like."
Andrew also revealed his mystery assailant most likely be revealed within a month and believes all the suspects, including former girlfriend Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor), Sally's ex Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) and Frank's rape victim Carla Connor (Alison King) have excellent motives .
He said: "I think we'll find out soon after his funeral - within the month - who killed him.
"Sally Webster has given her heart and her life to this man and to say she is feeling slighted is an understatement. She's lost everything to him and he's broken her in two.
"Kevin still loves his wife and is finding out what Frank does to Sally so he has more than one reason to kill him
"With Carla, he's just wiped her out and destroyed her and she's got more reason than anyone to kill him.
"The way it was shot is that it could be any of them or it could be someone else. It is wide open and it's a classic 'Corrie' whodunit."