Coronation Street viewers felt uncomfortable after Monday’s double bill which saw ‘creepy’ Ray Crosby manipulate Faye Windass.
The bistro owner, 52, who is played by actor Mark Frost, was seen convincing the 18-year-old to enter the bath with him in disturbing hotel room scenes.
During their conversation, Faye, who is played by Ellie Leach, looked uncomfortable and tried to remind her boss that she had a boyfriend, Craig.
Scary: Ray Crosby manipulated 18-year-old Faye Windass into stepping into the bath with him in disturbing hotel room scenes during Coronation Street’s double bill on Monday
During the scene, Faye arrived at the door of Ray’s hotel room to do what she thought was wine tasting, but the slimy figure was only wearing a bathrobe.
After tasting a few of the drinks, Ray praised her opinions and said, “You certainly charm me,” which prompted her and the girl to apologize for saying, “I have a little ami »
Ray continued, “Now you might hurt my feelings. After everything I’ve done for you. But hey, you can go back to polishing cutlery if that’s what you want.
Faye, who has her eyes set on a trainee manager position, looked very uncomfortable at this point and tried to break eye contact with Ray
Uncomfortable: Teen Faye tried telling Ray she had a boyfriend during the conversation
He then continues, “Or – and that would be the smarter decision – you can continue to take advantage of the opportunities I offer and join me in the bath.
Ray then walked over to the bathroom door and raised his eyebrows suggestively at Faye as she remained seated.
Monday’s second episode then revealed that Faye had slept with Ray, with him driving her home and asking him to keep what happened a secret, Digital Spy reports.
During the car ride, Ray said, “You don’t feel guilty, do you? I know you have something with Craig, but he doesn’t need to know.
Surprise: Faye arrived at Ray’s hotel room for what she thought was a wine tasting but he was in a white bathrobe
“We’re both adults here. It’s just a little fun, between you and me – nobody else’s business.
Corrie fans took to Twitter to share their outrage at Ray’s actions, with many claiming he was such a “sleezeball.”
One person wrote: “God, my skin just crawled. That subtle body language from Ray.
And another wrote, “Omg that’s scary. Ray Crosby what a pervert. I hate to be Ray when Tim finds out.
Reaction: Dozens of fans criticized Ray on Twitter, many claiming he was a ‘sleezeball’
“The fact that Corrie and Ray tonight was blackmailing Faye into sleeping with him made me feel sick. She is 18 years old. He is her middle aged boss and told her that if she didn’t, she wouldn’t get the promotion. He’s so vile, added another.
It comes as the intrigues of Corrie’s 60th birthday week, which begins next Monday, have been revealed.
In a very dramatic trailer shared on Saturday, Yasmeen Metcalfe takes the stand one last time to learn his fate against aggressor Geoff as avid Ken Barlow leads the protest against Ray’s bulldozers to save the cobbles.
Verdict: Yasmeen Metcalfe (played by Shelley King) is seen on the stand to hear the verdict of his attempted murder trial in a dramatic teaser for the Coronation Street 60th anniversary special week
Yasmeen is seen holding his head in his hands before standing up gently while standing on the pier to learn his fate.
Geoff is also seen in the courtroom sporting a black eye. He’s also later spotted setting a bag of documents on fire in another twist of the storyline.
At the center of the drama is of course Coronation Street itself as locals unite to save the cobblestones from Ray’s bad relationships.
Leading the fight: Enthusiast Ken Barlow (William Roache) is seen screaming at bulldozers in the preview in an attempt to save the cobblestones of development
Having purchased most of the area’s properties and businesses, Ray is ready to flatten the land to make room for his new development.
As the bulldozers hit the cobblestones, the race is on to save the street, and many members of the community set up tents in protest.
Ken Barlow (William Roache) leads the action and we see him yelling passionately at villainous Ray, “This is not development, this is demolition” and later “here we put people before profit” .
The dramatic 60th anniversary shows will screen on ITV in three one-hour episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
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Villain: Having bought out most of the area’s properties and businesses, villainous Ray is ready to flatten the land to make room for his new development.