'Coronation Street' bosses have "agonised" over the abuse plot involving Geoff Metcalfe and Yasmeen Nazir.

Shelley King, who plays Yasmeen Nazir

Shelley King, who plays Yasmeen Nazir

Iain Macleod, the producer of the ITV soap, has explained that Geoff's campaign of coercive abuse against Yasmeen has been carefully mapped out, culminating in Yasmeen stabbing her husband in his neck.

Speaking to Radio Times, Iain shared: "It's been refined month by month in conjunction with our charity and research partners (including Women's Aid). We've known pretty much from the start this incident would be one of the major peaks.

"It's been organically told and we've agonised over the advancement of how Geoff's behaviour evolved. It has been discussed in more detail than any other story I've worked on, just to make sure we get the nuance right."

Iain considers the plot to be a good example of "drama karma".

He explained: "We don't make it for this reason but it is important to have what I call good 'drama karma': what you're putting on screen is karmically making the world little bit of a better place. I really think this story is."

Last month, Shelley King - who plays Yasmeen on the ITV soap - revealed she was having "dreams about abandonment" because of her 'Coronation Street' plot.

Speaking about her relationship with Ian Bartholomew - who plays Geoff - Shelley explained: "We have been calling each other and we miss each other during lockdown. Being at home has made me think about the storyline so much more.

"I've had a lot of dreams about abandonment. The people in them have changed so it's Barty, then a friend or a past relationship and then they turn into Trilby [James, her director partner], even though it's nothing to do with her."

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