Of course imagining the pair as an item isn’t so far-fetched, given they once had a sizzling affair on-screen.
Way before Alison landed the role of Carla Connor, the 43-year-old played the role of the sexy Mrs Fanshaw.
Coronation Street is welcoming back familiar face Tina O’Brien, but the actress wants to reassure fans that there is no bad blood between her and ex Ryan Thomas.
Tina and Ryan were a couple in real life as well as on the ITV soap, where she is about to return as Sarah-Louise Platt and he has continued playing Jason Grimshaw.
Reeves, real name Jim Moir, will play television presenter Colin who comes to Weatherfield to film with Norris and Mary after they are chosen to make an appearance on his show. She couldn't return until Christmas or New Year at the earliest, but it would be a nice ratings boost in the festive season if they have managed to negotiate an explosive return for the much-loved character.
It’s not long before Colin finds himself embroiled in the lives of other street residents. Coronation Street actor Ben Price has quit the soap to spend more time with his family.
It’s been a turbulent time on the Cobbles of late, with so many actors coming and going that we’ve found it hard to keep up. It's a real thrill to be part of a British Institution.” Coronation Street Executive Producer Kieran Roberts said: "Jim is such a well-loved entertainer and a brilliant actor so we're thrilled he's joining the cast of Coronation Street." It's only been 12 months since Alison King's Carla Connor departed the Cobbles, but the tabloids are already starting rumours about her impending return to the ITV soap.
Speculation grew when Ryan, 31, posted some cosy pictures of him and Alison enjoying a weekend break in the countryside together, including rambling walks and hot tubs.Alison King has filmed her final scenes for 'Coronation Street'.The 43-year-old actress - who is known for playing hard-face businesswoman Carla Connor in the long-running soap - graced the show set for the final time today () as she shot…And with Corrie fans getting a little excited that the photos meant Alison and Ryan were an item (to be fair, they are both leaving the soap this summer so we can see why people jumped to that conclusion…), a source close to the pair has now declared they are nothing more than ‘good friends’.‘Alison and Ryan are simply good friends and colleagues and also their daughters are similar in age so they sometimes do things together with their daughters,’ the source told Mail Online.