What happened to Coronation Street's Rob Donovan? | The Sun

ROB Donovan was the brother of Carla in Coronation Street and has not been seen on screens since April 2017 following three separate stints on the show.

Locked up for murdering Michelle Keegan's character Tina McIntyre, just exactly what happened to Rob (Marc Bayliss) and where is he now?

Who is Rob Donovan?

Rob arrived on the ITV show in July 2012 looking for his sister Carla.

He had just completed a stint in prison and wanted the help of his businesswoman sister to turn his life around.

He soon joins her at the factory and eventually becomes a co-owner after steering the ship with Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) when Carla takes some time off to live in Los Angeles.

A charming guy, Rob certainly had a way with the Weatherfield ladies.

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Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) became the target of his affections and they soon struck up a romance together where they embarked on petty illegal schemes amidst the chaos of their love.

Did Rob kill Tina McIntrye

It was Rob that killed off the soap siren during the show's dramatic whodunnit story of May 2014.

With Tina already taking a dislike to him and Tracy after discovering their illegal ways, Rob realised that he could keep her on side when he discovered that she was having an affair with the much older Peter Barlow, the husband of his pregnant sister.

He used this as leverage on Tina but he eventually begged her not to tell Carla about the affair anyway as it will ruin her happiness despite Tina being keen to pursue a public romance with her illicit lover.

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Insisting she is going to expose both the affair and Rob's scams, the pair came to blows at her home above the scrap yard.

Amid a fracas, Rob pushed Tina and she fell off the balcony and slapped down onto the cobbles next to a skip.

To his horror, she survived the fall and she taunted him that she was going to the police.

In response, he ferociously beat her with a metal pipe, hitting her enough times to ensure she was dead and silent for good.

He was eventually imprisoned for the hideous crime.

Did Rob return to the show?

Rob came back to the programme for two further stints following his imprisonment for murder.

Less than a year after his first exit, he appeared on the show once again and requested a visit from ex Tracy who he insists is being targeted by his cellmate.

Soon after, he requested a visit from Johnny Connor where the secret is exposed that Johnny is actually Carla's father.

Just under two years later, he appeared once again where he finds himself implicated in the 2017 story of Who Pushed Ken?

Tracy was searching for answers and went to the old gym where she met a hooded figure who turned out to be Rob.

He told her that he was being transferred to another prison after exposing information on a rival inside gang and when the van crashed, the officers believed him to be dead.

He muttered his infamous return line to her: "I suppose a bunk-up is out of the question?"

Tracy eventually called the cops secretly and he was once again sent down.

Who played Rob?

Rob was played by actor Marc Bayliss.

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It is the 46 year old's most famous role to date.

He has also held roles in popular shows including E4 hit Misfits, London Kills and the recently axed BBC soap Doctors.

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