Coronation Street’s Ryan Connor will learn the fate of his attacker Justin Rutherford as the final day of his acid attack trial looms.
Actor Ryan Prescott was spotted filming the tense scenes in Bolton on Tuesday, alongside Justin’s intended target, Daisy Midgeley (played by Charlotte Jordan)
The actor, 34, held a coffee while sporting his character striking prosthetics, to resemble the devastating scarring he’s had following the attack.
The stars have been filming Justin’s trial after he attempted to throw the acid over Daisy on her wedding day – but was foiled when Ryan got in the way.
Also seen on the set was Alison King (Carla Connor) who has been supporting Ryan in the months since his attack, which horrified viewers when it aired last month.
SPOILER: Coronation Street ‘s Ryan Connor will learn the fate of his attacker Justin Rutherford as the final day of his acid attack trial looms
Brave face: Actor Ryan Prescott was spotted filming the tense scenes in Bolton on Tuesday, alongside Justin’s intended target, Daisy Midgeley (pictured being played by Charlotte Jordan)
Actress Charlotte in good spirits as she took breaks between filming the harrowing courtroom scenes, which will air on ITV1 in the coming weeks.
Ryan’s attack aired in horrific scenes broadcast last month, when Daisy’s wedding day was thrown into chaos after her stalker Justin turned up to the Rovers after she got him arrested for assaulting her.
Justin advanced on Daisy holding a glass full of clear liquid, telling Daisy that no one will want her after this, but as he threw the acid, Ryan quickly stepped in between them taking the full force.
Since then, the episodes have focused on Ryan’s recovery as he comes to terms with his horrific injuries – as Justin pleaded not-guilty to the attack in Monday night’s episode.
In the Wednesday evening edition of Corrie, acid attack victim Ryan will prepare to look at his horrific injuries for the first time.
The Weatherfield local’s planned move to Ibiza with Crystal Hyde, where he hoped to embark on a new career as a DJ, is all but over after he was raced to hospital with burns to his face, arm and upper-body.
And with the returning Carla Connor on hand to offer some much needed emotional support, he informs the surgeon he’s finally ready to view his facial disfigurement.
Grimly observing his reflection after being handed a mirror, Ryan discovers his wounds have not healed successfully – meaning he will need an urgent skin graft.
Shock: Ryan’s injuries will be revealed in Wednesday evening’s episode of Corrie
Star: Charlotte took a break between filming the harrowing courtroom drama – as viewers will have to wait a few more weeks before finding out the verdict
Comeback: Also pictured filming was Alison King (Carla Connor), who returned to the show to support Ryan after the attack
Devastating: The acid attack happened at Daisy’s wedding to Daniel Osbourne, played by Rob Mallard (pictured)
On set: The stars have been filming difficult courtroom scenes in Bolton
Co-stars: Ryan saved Daisy from the acid attack in March, but in turn suffered horrendous injuries
‘For Ryan, I don’t think he expects it to be as bad as it is,’ Ryan Prescott, who plays the character, said.
‘He has never seen major burns before so he doesn’t know what to expect and because he has been in bandages for so long he gets into a little comfortable zone with just wearing the bandages.
‘Once his facial injuries are revealed to him, it knocks it right out of him again. The initial glances are heartbreaking. The first time he sees his face, he is thinking, “I am never going to have love in my life again. I am going to be the one that people look at in the street.”
‘In that moment, all those feelings he was trying to ignore come rushing to the surface and he realises that there is no way this is going to heal and he is going to look like his burns haven’t been there. ‘
He added: ‘It confirms to him that this is going to affect every aspect of the rest of his life, no matter what. ‘
Ryan faced another devastating blow after he began to explore the idea of rekindling his romance with Alya as he contemplates a wholly different future for himself.
However, the character was left crushed as after confessing that he loves her, Alya admitted that although she’ll always be there for him, she no longer has romantic feelings for him.
The aftermath of the horrific attack saw Ryan coming to terms with his life-long injuries.
Speaking on This Morning, Ryan said Coronation Street would be focusing on Ryan’s recovery long into the future.
Devastated: Emotions run high during Wednesday evening’s edition of Coronation Street as acid attack victim Ryan Connor prepares to look at his horrific injuries for the first time
Rejection: Ryan was left crushed as after confessing that he loves her, Alya admitted that although she’ll always be there for him, she no longer has romantic feelings for him
Horrified: ‘He has never seen major burns before so he doesn’t know what to expect,’ Ryan Prescott, who plays the character, said in a recent press release
He said: ‘That’s one thing we wanted to include was to have some longevity within the parameters of soap, which obviously moves very quickly. We wanted to have some kind of longevity in the aftermath.
‘Acid attack survivors go through hundreds of operations, multiple skin grafts and quite often a lifetime of post-traumatic stress disorder.
‘We want to show the different stages of his recovery.’
The soap was hit by 72 Ofcom complaints after its ‘chilling’ acid attack storyline, after many thought the show had gone too far.
Speaking out after the acid attack episode aired, plenty of viewers felt the scenes were ‘too dark’ and difficult to watch.
One viewer tweeted: ‘Can’t believe Coronation Street would air something like that! Shocking!’
‘Just watched the acid attack on #Corrie. Very chilling. To be honest, I don’t know why soaps have to go that dark’, a second added.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.