Coronation Street star Chris Fountain has revealed that the residents will turn against his character Tommy Duckworth.
Tommy is shocked after he finally discovers that his friend Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) is the victim of domestic abuse.
However, nobody believes him when he tries to expose Kirsty Soame's violent ways.
The mechanic attempts to publicly shame Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) during an argument in the Rovers.
Fountain told Digital Spy: "Tommy thinks that if he outs Kirsty in public, then Tyrone will have no choice but to admit what's been going on.
"However, rather than that happening, Tyrone then shouts to everyone in the pub about Tommy being involved with drug dealers at the garage - and how he was to blame for Rita being late for her wedding."
Fountain added: "Nobody believes Tommy when he says that Kirsty has been beating up Tyrone, especially considering that she's nine months pregnant.
"So the tables end up being turned on Tommy and Tina. They're being seen as the bad guys, when really they're just trying to help."
He added: "Tommy and Tina are a bit like outcasts for a bit - everyone thinks that they're just being spiteful and lying about Kirsty.
"Obviously that couldn't be further from the truth - all they're trying to do is help Tyrone."
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