His murder will lead to a gripping whodunnit storyline for Coronation Street fans.
And Jim McDonald’s estranged wife Liz could become the top suspect after the character meets his grisly end.
Speaking on This Morning, Beverley Callard, who plays the feisty barmaid in the ITV soap, said: ‘It’s got to be Liz.’
Trouble: Jim McDonald’s estranged wife Liz could become the top suspect after the character meets his grisly end
‘But I think there’s a long time to go before that could or would happen.’
It was recently revealed that Jim – played by actor Charles Lawson – was going to be written out for good shortly after his return to Weatherfield in the summer.
And now some fans are convinced that his former wife will be the one to murder him.
Beverley has previously hinted that Jim will face the fury of his ex-wife Liz after she discovers their so-called ‘long lost daughter’ Katie is actually an impostor.
The end: It was recently revealed that Jim – played by actor Charles Lawson – was going to be written out for good shortly after his return to Weatherfield in the summer
Speaking to The Sun Beverley hinted that a whole new revenge plot could be on the horizon after she finds out that Katie is actually Jim’s lover, and the pair are working together to con her out of her savings.
She said: ‘Listen feisty Liz returns with a vengeance, that’s all I can say about that,’ she laughed.
‘We’re a long way off that now but the scenes are just brilliant. You know you get the script and think ”Oh that’s good, that’s good” but honestly I could not wait to film them.’
Fans have been left sickened by the plot, as not only does it sit uncomfortably that Jim is having a relationship with his ‘daughter’ but they also slammed producers for the story which flew in the face of Liz’s tragic loss decades earlier.
Raging: Coronation Street star Beverley Callard has hinted that Jim McDonald will face the fury of his ex-wife Liz after she discovers their so-called ‘long lost daughter’ Katie is an impostor
Actress Beverley was praised for her performance in the 1992 scenes when her baby daughter was born prematurely and died hours later, especially as such a plot had not been substantially covered in soap before that point.
Viewers have already claimed Jim’s plan will implode as he cannot hide his long-lasting love for Liz, especially as he still called her ‘my Elizabeth.’
Adding fuel to the fire, actor Charlie Lawson recently told Digital Spy: ‘Jim just wants Liz back, but by that stage, he’s in too deep.
‘It gives the character a sort of redemption, which is important. Jim’s never been a bad man, he just makes mistakes as every man does.’
True love: Fans hinted that Jim may not be able to hide his long-lasting love for Liz, despite being in a relationship with Katie