But will his gamble pay off?
When Kelly’s mum Claire visits Gary at the furniture shop, he pretends to have been in touch with Rick and knows he’s still paying Kelly’s Oakhill School fees.
He then warns her that if Rick finds out that she's been pocketing his cash, he’s likely to kill her and she makes a sharp exit. After spotting Clair scurrying away, Maria asks Gary who she was. Is the game up for Gary?
As Summer takes pity on Kelly, she explains to Billy how Kelly’s mum abandoned her and he agrees to let her stay at their flat.
Coronation Street continues Monday 27th, Wednesday 29th April and Friday 1st May at 7.30pm on ITV