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Rufus' dead body is found in swimming pool after demanding more from Stephen in Corrie

Is Michael about to uncover Stephen's true colours?

When Stephen is pleased that the Gazette are going to do a piece on the Nippersnapper deal, Ronnie reminds him that Michael deserves some credit and Michael suggests he join the meeting with Rufus.

Whilst Michael heads off to make the tea, Rufus tells Stephen that after some consideration he’s decided 25% of the profits isn’t enough and he’d like 50%, which leaves Stephen reeling.

Despite Stephen’s attempt to keep Michael away from the meeting by sending him out to take more designs to Sarah, Rufus meets Michael in the street and offers him a job in his London office.

When Stephen is forced to agree to Rufus’s demand for 50% of the profits, Rufus heads out and Michael shows the reporter from the Gazette, Suki, in. While Stephen and Suki conduct their interview about Nippersnapper, Michael’s increasingly annoyed to be overlooked and heads out.

Stephen orders Michael back to work who takes great pleasure in telling him that he can stick his job as he’s meeting Rufus later who’s offered him a far better job in London. But when Michael arrives at the house to see Rufus, he gets no reply to the doorbell and hearing loud music from inside, Michael calls Rufus and leaves him a voicemail.

Having failed to meet up with Rufus, Michael goes cap in hand to Stephen and asks if he can remain at Underworld, but Stephen snaps that he’s too late and Nina is his new Head of Design. But when Elaine is shocked, Nina wonders what she’s let herself in for.

Ronnie advises Michael to go back to Rufus’ house and do his best to smooth things over. Michael and Ronnie turn up at Rufus’s house to find it swarming with police.

When the housekeeper reveals that Rufus is dead and she found his body in the swimming pool, Michael reels in shock. Michael is shocked when Stephen takes him back on as Junior manager and promises to teach him everything he knows.

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1


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