The news come following Sophie’s recent split from her husband of nine months, Graeme Rooney.
A source explains to the Mirror: “They’ve always got on well but haven’t been single at the same time before.
The paper adds that the 'Corrie' actor has attended a number of events with Sophie, though they are yet to make a joint red carpet appearance.
Shayne joined ‘Coronation Street’ in mid-2015, and so far, he’s been a huge hit with fans.
Meanwhile, Sophie has played the murderous Lindsay Roscoe in ‘Hollyoaks’ since 2013.