Torrentz will always love you. Michie’s casting was announced in April 2011. He signed an initial one-year contract and began filming his scenes in May. Manchester, he uses a Mancunian the cellar natasha preston pdf for the role.
Karl made his first appearance in the episode broadcast on 17 June 2011. Karl departed during the episode broadcast on 13 September 2013. Karl is described as a “ne’er-do-well”. He could have had a career as a professional footballer, but Michie opined that Karl is too keen on “the wine, women and song”. He “clings” onto Stella because she is “very reliable and very organised”. Karl does not have a good relationship with Eva as they are alike and Michie said that she “kind of ruins everything for Karl”. Eva is selfish, spoiled and she wants her own way” and Karl is the same.
He has also been described as “tense but charming” and a “northern lad”. He then married Stella and took her hostage in the pub before he was arrested for arson and murder. The Rovers Return Inn public house. Karl gets a job as a driver for local taxi firm “Streetcars”. Stella is placed on life support and Karl is told that she will need emergency surgery due to internal bleeding. Frank apologises and Karl accuses him of blaming Stella for causing the accident.
Stella later regains consciousness and recovers. Lloyd confesses to drunkenly kissing Stella, but explains that it was not reciprocated. Karl angrily bars Lloyd from the pub and tells him to stay away from him and Stella. Karl and Stella first refusal to buy it.
Stella inherits some money from her aunt and puts it towards a deposit. Karl steals the money and gambles it at a casino. He wins a large amount of money and tells Stella that it is for the deposit. Karl has developed a gambling addiction. When Karl picks Sunita up from the police station after she has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly, she and Karl kiss.
They embark on an affair. Sunita holds some of Karl’s money for him after he wins big at the casino, wanting to try to help him beat his addiction. Stella forgives Karl and he returns to the pub. Karl becomes increasingly anxious that Sunita will expose their affair after Eva becomes suspicious and later tells Sunita that he loves Stella and ends their relationship. Sunita agrees to marry Dev in order to spite Karl. However, in July 2012 the couple briefly reconcile after Sunita becomes increasingly unhappy with her impending wedding.
Karl and Sunita are caught in the act in the pub when Stella, Leanne and Eva arrive back from a night out, in a honey-trap orchestrated by Sunita, after she deletes a text message from Stella on Karl’s phone telling him they were returning. A heartbroken Stella throws Karl out and he ends up staying at Sunita’s. Dev is willing to give Sunita another chance but she chooses Karl over him. Sunita formally introduces Karl to her children and he promises them he won’t get in the way of seeing their father. Later on Dev confronts Sunita and Karl when he gets jealous of seeing them together with the twins and attacks Karl in front of the twins, aggressively pushing him onto the sofa. Stella then demands that Karl sign his share of the pub over to her. He is reluctant at first but when Stella threatens to tell the police about the staged break-in, he gives in and does what she asks.
After unsuccessfully asking for his job back, Karl warns Lloyd that one day he will pay him back dearly. When she finds out about the affair she confronts Karl at Sunita’s house and slaps him. Karl blames Sunita for the affair and tells Gloria that he is only with her because Stella won’t have him back. Gloria forgives him and tries to reconcile Karl and Stella but is unsuccessful. Stella convinces Sunita that Karl is only using her because he has nowhere else to go.
She also inadvertently reveals to Karl that Sunita deleted her text message to him, the night she discovered the affair in order to trap him. Karl goes on a drunken binge and makes a fool of himself at Aadi and Asha’s seventh birthday party. Sunita throws him out and he is forced to move into a bedsit. On 1 March, Karl stays behind to help Stella close up the pub.