David Platt’s revenge ended in a horrifying ordeal for one character in Coronation Street as she was engulfed in a fireball.Cafe worker Anna Windass – played by actress Debbie Rush – was left screaming as her legs burned in terrifying scenes which aired before the watershed. The awful incident came just hours after a deliriously happy Anna agreed to move in with boyfriend Kevin and take their relationship to the next level.
But all that was undone by David Platt’s revenge murder fantasy as he covered himself and his car in petrol to stop his family from stopping him. But in an awful twist, David’s daughter Lily slipped out of Fiz’s care and went wandering into the street just as David drove off. As he careered down the cobbles, lighter still in hand, his speed picked up and he spotted Lily too late to stop.
Desperately swerving to avoid his daughter, David flipped the car, and with Gary Windass running into the road to try to save Lily, he hit both of them and became trapped under the car. It took the collective effort of all the street’s residents to lift the car so Anna could reach in and drag Lily and Gary to safety. David looked on in horror at the destruction he’d caused but it had yet to end.After she managed to get Gary out just in time, the car exploded and Anna was knocked over. But as she got up, a fireball erupted and flew at her, engulfing her in flames. The cobbles favourite stood with her legs on fire screaming as the others tried to put the flames out and save her. Later, an unconscious Anna was rushed to hospital and the Platts closed ranks in order to protect David from the consequences.