HEARTBREAK is on the cards for Roy Cropper in Coronation Street next week as he finally manages to track down his long-lost half-brother, Richard.
The truth comes out when Roy – played by David Neilson in the ITV soap – reveals that his obsession with online scrabble has come from the fact he believes he’s competing against his brother.
He also explains that his opponent disappeared in the middle of a game which is extremely out of character.
Later, Roy confides in long-term friend Carla Connor (Alison King) that he discovered his mum Sylvia had another son, Richard, as a result of her affair and put him up for adoption.
When Roy reveals that he has an address for Richard, Carla insists they should track him down.
Roy is surprised when a young woman answers the door and denies knowing anyone called Richard.
When Roy reveals that he has an address for Richard, Carla insists they should track him down[/caption]
Back in the house Nina tells her dad Richrd that it was just someone collecting for charity and they can carry on with their game of scrabble.
But Roy and Carla go back to Richard’s and are let in by a care worker who reveals Richard is suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.
Nina is less than impressed to find them there but Roy simply says he is his online Scrabble opponent.
Roy and Carla pay Richard another visit and this time Roy comes clean about who he really is.
How will his half brother react?
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Meanwhile, Carla tells Nina she would be lucky to have Roy in her life but prickly Nina is not convinced.
The sun exlcuisvely revealed last month that Roy was about to suffer heartbreak after learning about his sibling.
A source said: “It’s a cruel twist for the much-loved character, as he was so thrilled to discover he has more family after losing his mother. It was particularly hard for him to deal with as he’d already had to cope with his wife, Hayley, enduring a terminal illness.”