Robert's dark past revealed in Corrie as Rich blackmails him into crime
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Robert Preston is a man on the edge as his mate from days gone by refuses to disappear and turns threatening, warning Robert to help him in his crimes if he wants his past to remain a secret from Michelle Connor in Coronation Street. 

Robert has been left shaken to see shady drug dealer Rich again and it’s clear that there are skeletons in his closet that he’d hate for Michelle to see – and with tension already rising after Michelle is disappointed by Robert’s response to her idea that she buys Nick’s share of the bistro, there’s a lot at stake.

While Michelle bumps into her ex Will again, who makes it clear that he still harbours a torch for her despite being pleased for her that she has moved on with Robert, Rich arrives at the bistro again, prompting an anxious Robert to chuck him out.

Robert's dark past revealed in Corrie as Rich blackmails him into crime
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He isn’t one to give up though and Robert later sees him again chatting to Michelle before he then takes Robert aside and demands that Robert uses the premises to launder money for him.

When Robert refuses to play any part in the plan, Rich threatens to reveal secrets from his past to Michelle so Robert angrily snaps and slams him against a wall, warning him never to return.

But of course, this isn’t the last that Robert has heard of this…

One to watch: Friday 30th June at 7:30pm on ITV.