'Coronation Street's' Peter Barlow is to hit the bottle again after discovering his mistress Tina McIntyre is pregnant with his baby.
The recovering alcoholic - who is played by Chris Gascoyne - will turn to booze after the beautiful barmaid (Michelle Keegan) admits she's carrying his child following their ongoing passionate affair, reports the Daily Star newspaper.
In explosive scenes to be aired next month, Tina blurts out the news during a row.
She tells him: "You can be hard-faced sometimes, unless it's something you want, and then it's all charm and smiles.
"I think I'm pregnant. I haven't done the test yet but I'm late and I recognise the signs."
Peter then walks out on her, admitting: "Sorry, I can't take it in. I have to go."
However, the news couldn't come at a worse time for Peter as his wife Carla (Alison King) will also soon discover she's expecting their first child as well.
The baby dilemma will force the hunk into a meltdown and he'll turn to alcohol in a bid to cope with his lies and infidelity.
Carla will then turn to Peter's ex-wife Leanne Tilsley (Jane Danson) in a bid to seek comfort.
During a heart-to-heart with Leanne, Carla says: "He's drunk. I don't know what to do. It's been going on for two weeks. It's never going to end, is it?"
However, Leanne replies: "You can't blame yourself. It's what he does. It's not going to get any easier. Not today or tomorrow."
Meanwhile, Michelle is set to leave the cobbles in May in a mysterious whodunnit murder plot.