'Coronation Street' looks set for another love triangle, with reports departing character Tina McIntyre is set to have a fling with bad boy Peter Barlow.

Actress Michelle Keegan announced in April she will leave the soap next year to pursue other roles, and the new storyline will reportedly pave the way for her exit, according to The Sun.

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Michelle Keegan plays Tina McIntyre

Her character Tina has been involved in a slow burning relationship with Tommy Duckworth, but actor Chris Fountain was axed from the Street earlier this month, after video clips of him delivering foul-mouthed raps - which included lyrics about rape - emerged online.

With Tommy being written out of the soap fast, bosses have apparently set up a love triangle between barmaid Tina, recovering alcoholic bookmaker Peter and his fiancée Carla Connor, and the new storyline will reportedly come to a head at Christmas.

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'Corrie' couple Peter Barlow and Carla Connor

Peter, played by Chris Gascoyne, has recently settled down with Carla Connor, who he had an affair with while married to Leanne Battersby.

But his relationship with Carla (Alison King) has also been under pressure as Peter has struggled to accept Carla being such a successful businesswoman, when he is struggling.

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    Hollyoaks' Theresa McQueen

  • Robert Kazinsky

    EastEnders' Sean Slater

  • Shona McGarty

    EastEnders' Whitney Dean

  • Ricky Whittle

    Hollyoaks' Calvin Valentine

  • Catherine Tyldesley

    Coronation Street's Eva Price

  • Tom Lister

    Emmerdale's Carl King

  • Brooke Vincent

    Coronation Street's Sophie Webster

  • Ashley Taylor Dawson

    Hollyoaks' Darren Osborne

  • Jacqueline Jossa

    EastEnders' Lauren Branning

  • Shane Ritchie

    EastEnders' Alfie Moon

  • Georgia May Foote

    Coronation Street's Katy Armstrong

  • Nigel Harman

    EastEnders' Dennis Rickman

  • Natalie Anderson

    Emmerdale's Alicia Metcalfe

  • Michael Greco

    EastEnders' Beppe di Marco

  • Hetti Bywater

    EastEnders' Lucy Beale

  • Jennifer Metcalfe

    Hollyoaks' Mercedes McQueen

  • Richard Fleeshman

    Coronation Street's Craig Harris

  • Michelle Keegan

    Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre

  • Rob James-Collier

    Coronation Street's Liam Connor

  • Roxanne Pallett

    Emmerdale's Jo Sugden

  • David Witts

    EastEnders' Joey Branning

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    Coronation Street's Maria Sutherland

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    EastEnders' Christian Clarke

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    Emmerdale's Eve Jenson

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    EastEnders' Jack Branning

  • Alice Coulthard

    Emmerdale's Maisie Wylde

  • Jack Ryder

    EastEnders' Jamie Mitchell

  • Sammy Winward

    Emmerdale's Katie Macey

  • Tracy Shaw

    Coronation Street's Maxine Peacock

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    EastEnders' Kat Slater

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    Coronation Street's Karen McDonald

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    EastEnders' Dawn Swann

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