Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne has revealed that his alter-ego Peter Barlow is a ‘completely split’ man, as he kisses Tina McIntyre on his wedding day.

The 45-year-old actor, who has portrayed Peter on the ITV soap for over 13 years, found himself in a passionate moment with the barmaid (Michelle Keegan), hours before his wedding to factory boss Carla Connor (Alison King).

“He’s totally conflicted. He’s a completely split man,” he told Coronation Street’s official website.

“I think Peter is feeling very apprehensive on the run up to the wedding. There’s a lot of tension between Peter and Carla at the moment and actually, she’s done nothing wrong. It’s supposed to be a special time, but actually it’s getting ruined.”

Chris teased that Peter will remain in emotional turmoil, right up to the last minute when he says his vows.

“I think he loves Carla and I think he would like to (marry her), but I think only at the moment of the vows will he know in his heart whether he wants to do this or not,” he added.

He admitted that his character doesn’t know how to be happy, with three failed marriages behind him.

“(Tina)’s offering him something Carla can’t, or he thinks that she is – and not for the first time. He gets himself into these positions. I don’t think he dare be happy,” he said.

The hour-long wedding episode will be shown on ITV1 tonight (December 4) at 7.30pm.