Daniel Osbourne (played by Rob Mallard) will start snooping around the builder as he tries to find a shocking news story for the local paper.
As he grows tired of covering local events, he jumps at the chance to interview Phelan (Conor McIntyre) when he hears Yasmeen Nazir (Shelley King) talking abut his property scam with friend Vinny Ashford (Ian Kelsey).
At first, Phelan is more than happy to speak to Daniel as he believes he is just writing a piece for a student newspaper.
But when he realises that the wannabe reporter is digging deeper into his personal life, he follows him to a nursing home and begins to panic.
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Phelan has already left Michael Rodwell (Les Dennis) to die and is currently keeping Andy Carver (Oliver Farnworth) as a hostage in an abandoned home, so could Daniel be his next victim?
Speaking of the storyline, soap star Rob teased: “Up until that point Phelan just thinks he’s a student writing a little piece and when Daniel goes to the nursing him, Phelan panics.
“Both Daniel and Phelan are incredibly calculating and are both social manipulators who know how to distract attention to avoid being exposed.
“I think Daniel and Phelan have both underestimated each other and it will interesting to see if they realise how clever the other one is.”
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He went on to note that things could go very badly for his character if he continues with his investigation.
“He’s like a little blue bottle that keeps flying around a warthog’s head and won’t stop,” the actor commented.
“Phelan is the warthog and Daniel is the thing that will inevitably need to be swotted.”