He is set to be the victim of the soap’s first male rape storyline, waking up to discover what has happened to him after a drunken night out.
And this may be the moment that Coronation Street’s David Platt unwittingly comes to face-to-face with his future attacker, as the charming Josh Tucker organises a charity boxing match.
In a preview clip released ahead of next week’s show, Josh is seen drawing out names of who will be taking part, later telling David that he was impressed by his boxing skills.
First encounter: Coronation Street fans have been given a first look at David Platt coming face to face with his attacker Josh
In the clip, Josh is seen saying to David: ‘I thought you looked pretty handy by the way, when I saw you hitting that bag.’
As David looked perplexed at Josh’s words, he added: ‘Compared to these chumps.’
The clip also shows David’s girlfriend Shona on a mission to box against Maria, after beginning to suspect she might have feelings for him.
Early meeting: In the clip, David is seen chatting to Josh as he organises a charity boxing match
It has been revealed that David will be raped by Josh in a groundbreaking new storyline, with viewers seeing the aftermath when David wakes up in Josh’s bed after a drunken night out.
David will then struggle to deal with what has happened to him, especially as he continues to see Josh around Weatherfield.
Coronation Street writers are working hard to ensure the plot is handled sensitively, with a source telling The Mirror: ‘With Josh still on the street, David struggles to deal with the shame of what has happened to him. This is a big story line for Jack and everyone is determined to get it right.’
Tense: David will the victim of a horrific male rape in an upcoming storyline, with viewers seeing him wake up after a drunken night out
Bosses are said to be working closely with local charity Survivors Manchester to make sure story is told accurately.
While this will be a first for the ITV soap in its 57-year history, male rape has been covered on several other soaps before.
Hollyoaks famously talked about the tragic issue in 2001, when Luke Morgan, played by Gary Lucy, was raped by Mark Gibbs, portrayed by Colin Parry.
Dark: A source told The Mirror that viewers will see David deal with the aftermath of the attack