03/09/2013 09:52 BST | Updated 03/09/2013 09:56 BST

'Coronation Street' Spoiler: Tina McIntyre Set For Peter Barlow, Carla Connor Love Triangle

'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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