CORONATION Street viewers were left baffled last night after claiming Billy Mayhew played the iconic EastEnders theme on the piano.
The vicar tinkled the ivories in the street as his ex-flame Todd Grimshaw walked up on him.
Billy Mayhew played his piano in the streetCredit: ITV
“I don’t know that hymn. I didn’t know you were that good either,” said Todd.
“Life’s carried on when you’re not around, you know,” replied Billy.
Despite insisting the instrument was for playing hymns, which he backed up by playing When The Saints Go Marching In, viewers were convinced his first few notes were a nod to the BBC soap.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “I thought Billy was playing the EastEnders theme on that piano for minute! #corrie.”
Another shared: “For a second I thought Billy was playing the Eastenders theme on that piano.”
The first few notes were reminiscent of the EastEnders soundtrackCredit: ITV
Billy was sheepish as Todd crept up on himCredit: ITV
Billy doesn’t know it yet, but Todd’s reappearance on the cobbles could spell the end for his relationship with Paul Foreman.
Peter Ash – who plays the factory worker in the popular ITV soap – has lifted the lid on what is in store for the lovebirds, and it doesn’t sound good.
Over the past few months Todd (Gareth Pierce) has been trying to get back into Billy’s life by using Paul.
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He has asked a young boy called Will to pretend he’s in trouble and ask for Paul’s help when he’s supposed to be doing things with Billy as a couple.
Peter admitted that the coming months will really put a strain on their relationship. He said: “Paul clocks Will straight away. He doesn’t say anything initially because everything happens so quickly and they have to get to the hospital with Summer.
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Todd (played by Gareth Pierce) has been trying to cause a rift between the lovebirds Credit: Rex Features
“He then starts to put the pieces together and he feels massively guilty that it is him who has brought this to their doorstep literally.
“It takes him a little while, but when they get back to the flat and he sees the mess that Will has caused, he finally admits to Billy and he realises it all comes down to Paul getting too involved with Will.
“Paul of a year or two ago might have shied away from admitting his part in this, but he has built this family with Billy and Summer and he knows he doesn’t want to lose it.
“This is one of the toughest things Paul and Billy have had to work through, and without giving too much away, it is potentially something which could see the end of their relationship.
Paul will soon realise how much his work has affected his relationship with BillyCredit: ITV
“Billy feels such a responsibility for Summer and now she has been out in danger because of Paul’s actions.”
And Corrie boss Ian MacLeod has hinted that things do become too much for the pair.
He told Metro.co.uk: “Todd never goes with something in a normal way – it’s bags of skullduggery, he kind of enjoys his torturing, he is very selfish when he wants something and that prize in this case is Billy.
“In an underhand way, he undermines Billy and Paul’s relationship – he will get what he wants but the lengths he goes to will be his undoing.”