Coronation Street‘s Brooke Vincent has revealed she finds it far less nerve-wracking kissing a girl on-screen than a boy.

Viewers will soon see Brooke’s alter ego Sophie Webster lock lips with pal Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) as the show’s lesbian storyline kicks off.

Brooke insisted there was no awkwardness: “To be honest, I was much more nervous kissing Ben [Thompson], who plays Ryan.

“Me and Sacha have a giggle and a laugh. I’m not attracted to girls and it’s just one of those things.

“I’ll be like, eating cheese and onion crisps, and she’s like, ‘Brooke!’ But when I kissed Ben and Lucien [Laviscount] I was not eating all day and just eating chewing gum. I just got more nervous.

“With the friendship me and Sacha have it’s really good, we bounce off each other. If things go wrong you’re not embarrassed because it’s one of your friends doing it with you.”

She said she doesn’t know how physical the relationship will become, but said writers are focusing more on the girls’ emotions, especially in light of the characters’ ages.

“The writers want it to be more of a love story, more about the feelings and the emotional side than the whole sexual, kissing side. They take into consideration they are only 16, so it’s going to play out a lot differently from how it would if they were 23 or 24-year-olds.”