Bethany Platt looks set to give Coronation Street viewers cause for concern in the new year when she gets involved with a mystery older man by the name of Nathan.

The last 12 months have seen Bethany (Lucy Fallon) involved in no end of drama what with the bullying she endured at the hands of the merciless Lauren, a growing addiction to diet pills, as well as an unrequited crush on her mum Sarah's boyfriend Gary.

Now, the storyline will take a fresh twist when Bethany catches the eye of newcomer Nathan, who appears to have secrets of his own.

A Coronation Street spokesperson said: "As life calms down at the Platts and Sarah settles into her relationship with Gary, Bethany finds herself charmed by a handsome older man. Still feeling raw over her unrequited crush on Gary, what is she letting herself in for, and is there more to Nathan than meets the eye?"

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