It’s all heating up between Tina McIntyre and Peter Barlow down Weatherfield way. But will bride-to-be Carla rumble the pair before she marries Peter? Here, Michelle Keegan reveals all about those forbidden glances, coded conversations and dangerous liaisons between Peter and Tina – and talks of how she feels about her departure next year from the ITV soap:
Has Tina ever noticed Peter before she started working for him? Has she ever fancied him before?
I don’t think he’d even come into her radar until she started her feud against Tracy. At that point, she started to see how much they got on and that they had a connection. But I don’t think she’s ever thought about him in that way before now.
Is the situation more intense because of Simon?
Definitely - it doesn’t help that Tina is always around him and the fact that Simon loves Tina so much has an impact upon Peter, especially because Simon doesn’t have the same bond with Carla. That’s why Tina tells him it might be best to stop their agreement as being around each other seems to be making both of them want each other even more.
So, is Tina irresistibly drawn to Peter, do you think?
I don’t think Tina’s ever felt like this about anyone before. With Tommy, it was always him chasing her and not the other way around. They didn’t have the passionate relationship that she can see herself having with Peter. There’s just something about him that really gets to her and she finds herself weakening whenever he’s around. It’s troubling for her because she feels as though she can’t stop it, but she really likes Carla and she’s not the sort of girl to do that to another woman.