Coronation Street: love interest planned for Alex, reveals Liam Bairstow

Who will become Alex's on-screen girlfriend?

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Actor Liam Bairstow has revealed that there could be romance on the horizon for his Coronation Street character, Alex Warner.

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“There’s been talk about a possible girlfriend in the long term,” said the Corrie star.

In the short-term, though, upcoming storylines will see Alex’s party-going lifestyle landing him in trouble with his auntie Cathy, after he turns up late for his shift at the cafe.

Speaking about Alex’s tendency to hit the bottle, Bairstow added: Alex is trying to impress his friends, so that he can be part of the group. It makes him feel they welcome him being with them.

“Cathy’s not happy about it but if anyone can get through to him, it’s her. He thinks she’s a bit of a nag at the moment but she’s no worse than his mum Nessa.”

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Next week’s episodes will also see Alex asking to move in with Cathy in order to prevent Nessa from taking him to live in Scotland.

And Bairstow has high hopes that Alex will end up sticking around in Weatherfield. As for who he enjoys working with the most, he said:

“David [Neilson who plays Roy]. I really like him. Shayne Ward as well, I’ve done lots of scenes with him now.

“William Roache is so supportive and always gives me a hug when he sees me. Kym Marsh, Debbie Rush and Beverley Callard have been great too and Melanie Hill who plays Cathy has done some extra rehearsals with me and she’s been really supportive which helps with the relationship between the characters.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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