Alex takes pity on Gemma. Has he got feelings for her?

Cathy's nephew Alex takes pity on Gemma when he learns that she's sleeping in the kebab shop in Corrie

Fearing for her safety if she returns to the estate where she lives, bubbly Gemma has secretly started sleeping in the kebab shop in Corrie.

But the cat is out of the bag this week and Alex is quick to offer her his support. Is he just being gallant, or has he developed a crush on likeable Gemma?