Coronation Street viewers were fuming as Geoff Metcalfe was up to his old tricks again during Monday’s episode.
The character made a chilling confession about his treatment towards wife Yasmeen Nazir, before taunting her granddaughter Alya yet again.
Yasmeen remains in prison accused of the attempted murder of Geoff earlier this year, while she is currently in hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Geoff coercively controlled her, manipulated and isolated her for months before she snapped, and attacked him while fearing for her life.
While he feigns innocence and acts the victim, most people on the street now know Yasmeen was the victim and not him.
In the latest episode, Alya and Geoff became caught up in a tense showdown as he continued to wind her up.
Both have a share in restaurant, except Alya was under the impression Geoff’s half was in fact Yasmeen’s.
But he shockingly claimed that Yasmeen had given him all control, by making her husband her Power of Attorney.
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This gives Geoff the permission to make decisions on her behalf without necessarily needing her say.
Geoff made a major change to the restaurant without consulting her or Alya, leading to a row between the pair.
As Alya called him out and vowed to bring him down, and vowed not to be forced out, Geoff turned on her before finally admitting to controlling his wife.
While denying everything so far, he told Alya how he showed Yasmeen he was in charge, not her.
Alya appeared fearful as he hinted he planned to do the same to her, intimidating her just like he did Yasmeen for all those months.
As she accused him of manipulating Yasmeen into making him her Power of Attorney, he said: “Don’t you ever get sick of scowling?
“Just once I’d like to see a smile on that lovely face of yours.”
She told him: “You’re not gonna win you know,” with him adding: “That’s what your Gran thought at first, until I showed her who was boss.”
Taking to Twitter, viewers slammed the vile character with one writing: “Geoff really is scum.”
Another said: “Those Geoff/Alya scenes were hard to watch. His treatment of her was identical to how it started with Yasmeen – manipulation, isolation and undermining everything she does. Hopefully he will get his comeuppance soon.”
A third added: “Well said Alya! I beet Yasmeen was coerced into signing the Power of Attorney by vile slime Geoff.”
Meanwhile, a fourth tweeted: “Geoff really makes my blood boil.”