Earlier this year, the Underworld Factory roof collapsed, killing Rhana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia) after she was trapped in the rubble.
As a result, Gary Windass (Mikey North) emerged as the new villain, but the havoc caused this year doesn’t stop when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve.
Bookmaker Coral have given the odds on the number of potential soap scenarios and it seems Kirk could be at the forefront of one.
Since making his entrance, the knicker factory driver has never really been at centre of a huge plot line.
But it looks like his luck may change.