GUN horror comes to Coronation Street in its Christmas Day hour-long special as unhinged Derek Milligan rocks the cobbles’ Winter Wonderland with an armed siege that leaves two mystery residents shot.
Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on in Corrie today…
The gun is stolen
In Coronation Street on Christmas Eve, Fiz drops off items from a house clearance at the furniture shop.
But Gary is shocked to realise that the antique gun is still live and quickly bundles it away in a cupboard.
On Christmas day, Gary’s aghast to find the furniture door open and the gun and its ammunition missing.
Derek holds Gary at gunpoint
In the run up to Christmas, Gary decides to show Derek who’s boss by kidnapping him and holding him hostage.
The evil builder will make sure Derek misses his holiday to Florida with his children.
But as Christmas day rolls around the corner, the tables turn on Gary.
After the gun from the furniture shop goes missing, Gary accuses Ali and fights with him in the pub.
Everyone is stunned when Derek bursts into the Rovers and points the rifle at the evil loan shark.
Derek chases Gary into Winter Wonderland
Worried about the pub punters getting caught in the firing line, Gary lures Derek outside and into Winter Wonderland.
Derek stalks the premises with his rifle at the ready, desperate to get revenge on Gary for ruining his chances with his kids.
The Platts hide
Gary warns the Platts to take cover with hooligan Derek on the loose.
The residents are terrified as they learn of the gun horror.
Luckily, the festive attraction provides a few handy hiding spots during the armed siege.
Shona’s treasure hunt ends disastrously
Shona has organised a surprise treasure hunt for David’s birthday.
The newly wed wife has wrapped herself up as a present in a huge oversized box.
But with such a good hiding spot, will Derek mistake her for Gary and fire his gun?
Bethany and Michael are caught in the chaos
Bethany and Michael are caught in the middle of Winter Wonderland – set up by Michael – when disaster strikes.
They try and get updates via their phone, resolving no to move until they know it’s safe.
Adam pops the question to Sarah
Emotions are running high amid the gun violence but Adam assures her they’ll escape unscathed.
He then takes the opportunity to ask Sarah to marry him.
But will they make it out alive?
Two residents are shot
The bloodbath will see two people shot.
The Sun exclusively revealed in October that Robert Preston will be fatally shot.
Shona Ramsey is going to be left in a coma after the fight breaks out between Gary and Derek.
Both character’s lives will be left hanging in the balance and at least one will die – who will it be?
Seb comes to a decision
In the run up to Christmas, Seb will have a big choice to make as his ex-girlfriend Alina Pop returns to the cobbles for him.
Alina left the cobbles in August after her involvement in the soap’s harrowing modern slavery storyline came to a head.
Seb was devastated when she returned to Romania but has since moved on with Emma Brooker.
On Christmas day, with Alina’s return hanging over him, Seb comes to a decision about his future with Emma.
Michelle plans to leave the street
A victorious Michelle puts her affairs in order ready to the leave the street after exacting revenge on her love rat fiancee Robert Preston.
But will her exit go smoothly?
Corrie fans will know that the bistro owner is in for a nasty surprise as she realises the identity of the mysterious bistro buyer.