Katherine Kelly has described her Coronation Street storyline with Jeremy Sheffield as her "leaving present".
The actress, who plays Becky McDonald, bows out from the soap next week and said her character's recent romance with the Holby City hunk has been a nice way to round off her time on the Street.
She said: "I thought, 'Well done girl, not bad.' He's lovely, I mean, what a gift, hey? He's like a leaving present. How marvellous."
Jeremy, also known for his stint on Dancing On Ice, joined the ITV1 soap last month to play flash hotel manager Danny Stratton, who took an instant shine to Becky when they met to discuss a potential partnership between the hotel and the cab firm.
Becky is set to leave the Street on the day of Steve and Tracy's wedding, when the love triangle storyline comes to a head.
Her final scenes will be on screen on Monday, January 23.