Coronation Street has narrowed down the list of Underworld roof collapse suspects 1 year ago

Coronation Street has narrowed down the list of Underworld roof collapse suspects

"Someone's ready to confess..."

Coronation Street have narrowed down the list of people who could be responsible for the Underworld factory roof collapse - and confirmed when the killer's identity will be revealed.

After weeks and weeks of speculation, the identity of the long-running soap's new super villain will be confirmed next week.

The news that a long-range 'super villain' would be emerging in Weatherfield was first announced in December.

Showrunner Iain MacLeod revealed the roof of the Underworld knicker factory would collapse later in the year, claiming the life of one of a beloved resident of the cobbles.

Then, the six possible candidates as to who could have caused the roof to cave in were announced: Seb Franklin; Gary Windass; Carla Connor; Peter Barlow; Nick Tilsley and Robert Preston.

In March, the roof caved in and killed Rana Habeeb on her wedding day to Kate Connor - although the person responsible hasn't been revealed just yet.

Coronation Street announced earlier this month that they were going to be airing a week of 9pm episodes, which will kick off on May 27 and air right after Britain's Got Talent's live shows.

In the lead up to the episodes, which are going to also focus on Carla Connor's mental health, the soap have narrowed down the list of suspects to just three characters: Robert Preston, Gary Windass and Nick Tilsley.

And it looks like viewers won't be waiting too much longer to find out the person responsible.

According to Digital Spythe episode on Wednesday, May 29 will reveal who was the person that tampered with the factory roof.

Or, well, viewers will find out that day - the rest of the residents are going to be staying in the dark for a little bit.

A spokesperson previously said:

"Following weeks of speculation, we are finally going to learn which local has blood on their hands.

"Viewers will learn the truth, although the rest of the Street still has a little way to go before they clock on.

"It's a story that is going to run and run, and the outcome is not going to be cut and dried."

You can check out the trailer for Coronation Street below.