As the cobbles' new resident toxic couple, Darren and his wife Courtney don't have the steadiest of marriages. Earlier this year, she embarked on a whirlwind affair with none other than 18-year-old Aadi, who Darren had employed as his driver.
In upcoming scenes, Darren, who suspects Courtney's infidelity, is set to find out the identity of her new lover. Early says the businessman, who has been working with Aadi's father Dev, will be left shocked and humiliated.
"Aadi just seems like such a sweet and innocent guy, which is one of the reasons why he made him his driver, he certainly never thought of him as some threat to his marriage," the actor said.
"It's almost like the perfect crime because he's not seeing it in front of him in Aadi or Dev, they just seem like genuinely nice new people in his life that he's enjoying bringing along for the ride and hopefully making some money for them."
Speaking about Darren's relationship with Courtney, Early teased their marriage might not recover from this affair.
"It's deeply humiliating and there's maybe no coming back from this because essentially it's the most toxic thing she can do in a relationship that already has a lot of toxicity. But she's pushed it now to a level that I'm not sure they can come back from," he explained.
Darren will have revenge on his mind moving forward, focusing on making life more difficult for Courtney and Aadi in the wake of this revelation.
"I think there's always a chance that Aadi could be in trouble," Ealy said.
"I don't think Darren is violent, but there are other ways to get revenge on someone. He can certainly make sure that Aadi never earns a penny in business in the north of England, he can make things very, very hard for him.
"If Aadi is someone who's ambitious and wants to make his way in the world then Darren could be a huge problem."
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
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