Coronation Street star Ian Bartholomew says his character is such a brute his son cannot stand to watch.

The actor's 12-year-old boy cannot understand why his father behaves so badly towards family pal Shelley King – who plays domestic abuse victim Yasmeen Nazir on TV.

In real life, Ian, 66, and actress Shelley, 64, are great friends, but in Corrie, Yasmeen has been coercively controlled by manipulative Geoff Metcalfe – played by Ian.

The actor said: "My son who is 12 has said, 'No dad, I can't watch you being horrible to our friend Shelley'.

"He's seen me doing loads of stuff, including Half A Sixpence in the West End and other plays in London.

"So he knows what I do, yet he just couldn't quite get his head around me wanting to play Geoff."

Gosport-born Ian went on to say: "When he grows up he'll realise that a job is just a job."

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However, much to the delight of his son, Ian also revealed that Geoff's controlling days may be numbered.

"We love to hate a baddie and see someone like Geoff get his comeuppance," he said.

"So I suspect that he will, let's be honest – Geoff is going to get it."

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Geoff will make yet another enemy on the famous cobbled street.

Daniel Osbourne, played by Rob Mallard will become an enemy of Geoff when he steals his money after sex worker Nicky comes between them.

Rob's character Daniel and Nicky take their relationship to the next level after spending a night together before sparks instantly started flying.

Daniel's cousin, solicitor Adam Barlow actively urges Daniel to stop his friendship with Nicky, but he insists there is nothing to worry about.

However, after bumping into Geoff in Adam's office, Daniel can't help but bring up Geoff's past with sex workers.

In the heat of the moment, Geoff storms out but left an envelope full with cash, before Daniel hastily swipes the money in order to fund Nicky's lifestyle.

Viewers were left wondering whether Geoff had previously used Nicky as an escort after his wife, Yasmeen, discovered he was paying for sex.

Coronation Street airs at 7.30pm on ITV.

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