Pat (who is played by Connor McIntyre) may be responsible for murdering Andy Carver, Vinny Ashford and Luke Britton but there is also another side to the Coronation Street villain.
On last night’s episode of the long-running ITV soap, Pat amazed viewers after he finally did a good deed.
The builder acted completely out of character when he rescued Summer Spellman (Matilda Freeman) from a man who followed her from school.
When driving Pat spotted Summer being chased down by the man and offered her a lift, potentially saving her from something sinister.
His actions left viewers gobsmacked, with many praising the businessman for stepping in when Summer needed his help.
Some fans of the show took to Twitter to commend Pat, with one writing: “Love to see Phelan being the good guy!”
Another added: “The irony. Phelan the hero,” while a second posted: “If only Phelan could use his powers for good all the time.”
Others were stunned by Pat’s action, with one penning: “Man of the hour on Corrie was Pat Phelan! What a man! Never thought I’d say those words!”
“Who’d have thought. Phelan doing a good deed. It was worth him not being caught too soon after all,” joked another.
Pat is yet to be caught for his crimes and his family and friends are obvious to the truth, that is, expect his daughter Nicola Rubinstein (Nicole Thorpe).
Pregnant Nicola has been hatching a plan with Gary Windass (Mikey North) in an attempt to expose Pat and bring him to justice.
ITV bosses have confirmed Pat will get his comeuppance, with many presuming he will be killed off the show.
A Coronation Street source told The Sun: “The whole show has been building up to this point for some time. Phelan’s murderous ways will finally be revealed while he and Eileen are on a mini-break.
“But while they’re there the police find the bodies at his building site and Liz tells Eileen about everything.
“When they start to clash while out walking Phelan tries to go for her and she sidesteps him and throws him into the sea.
“It will stun and delight viewers. He’s finally getting his comeuppance.”